Two men get life sentence for murdering friend in 2011

Two men have been handed life sentences for murdering their friend in 2011 by a Delhi court which said they had no justification for taking the crime

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: July 24, 2013 3:16:07 am

Two men have been handed life sentences for murdering their friend in 2011 by a Delhi court which said they had no justification for taking the crime.

Additional Sessions Judge Vimal Kumar Yadav awarded jail term to Vikas Tokas and Inderjeet for shooting dead their friend Lalit.

“… This seals the fate of accused Vikas as the prime accused responsible for murdering deceased Lalit. The conduct of Inderjeet makes him an active accomplice in the offence and thus,he too is equally liable for the offence of murder in light of the evidence on record and in view of the provision under Section 34 (common intention) IPC,” the court said.

According to police,on July 5,2011,the victim was found injured after being shot in a park by a man who had seen the two accused coming out from there and running. The witness had informed police and the victim was taken to hospital,where he died.

Vikas and Inderjeet were arrested and they denied their involvement in the case.

The court noted that according to the statement of victim’s mother and uncle,he was last seen alive in the company of the two accused.

The court said Lalit was unemployed and he was living on the earnings of the two accused and used to consume liquor and drugs with their money and this could be a reason behind his murder.

“These two facts may or may not individually constitute the motive but then both these facts coupled with the incident of the stolen mobile (of Inderjeet by the victim),if taken together may constitute convincing motive for his elimination,” the court said.

“This is era of fast moving times,where everybody wants everything very quickly. Patience is a rare attribute and getting rarer everyday. The stress and strains of the modern day life have driven the persons crazy,who tend to lose temper at the drop of the hat. The rising incidents of the so called road rage leading to fatalities is a testimony into itself,” the court said.

“The convicts have taken a life,a life which cannot be given back by them or by anybody. There is seemingly no justification as to why such an extreme step was taken by them,” the court observed.

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