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Seven acquitted of murdering woman

Son of deceased failed to identify any of the accused in court

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 17, 2012 1:28:09 am

Son of deceased failed to identify any of the accused in court

A local court today acquitted seven people of murder charges after the son of the deceased refused to identify them. Arjun,an eyewitness in the case,had failed to identify the ‘assailants’ as a result of which the case fell flat.

The Court of S S Sahani today acquitted Parmatma alias Batista,Deepak,Manoj,Surinder,Pawan,Arjun and Kuldeep of the murder dating back to September last year.

It was on the night of September 25 that 45-year-old Bhanuvati was allegedly stabbed with a knife by the accused at her residence in Charan Singh Colony,Mauli Jagran. She was rushed to the Government Hospital in Sector 6,Panchkula,where the doctors on duty declared her ‘dead on arrival’.

The son of the deceased had alleged that the accused stabbed his mother over non-payment of money. He had further claimed that they had demanded money from his mother if she wanted to rear her goats in the area.

However,when she refused to pay,they stabbed her at her house and fled from the spot. Eight persons,including a juvenile,were arrested by the police on his statement.

However,Arjun failed to identify any of the accused in court,which led to their acquittal today. The case of the juvenile arrested in the case is before the Juvenile Justice Board.

This is the third instance of acquittal in murder cases in the past few weeks.

On April 9,Palsora resident Ajay Kumar (32) was acquitted in the murder case of his father after all the four witnesses,including Ajay’s mother and two brothers,turned hostile in court.

On March 22,Rinku Verma alias Raju,Ricky Sharma,Devi Shankar Verma,and Shamshad alias Lambu were acquitted in the murder case of two private security guards Gurdial Singh (65) and Sucha Singh (45) which took place in May 2010.

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