Seven years after a 36-year-old woman’s dismembered body was found in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai, a sessions court on Tuesday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for her murder.
Prabhakar Shetty was convicted on charges of murder and destruction of evidence. The prosecution submitted that Shetty had murdered Kanta Shetty, a widow he was in a relationship with, as she was insisting on getting married. Prabhakar had claimed innocence by stating that his house, where the incident took place, was a small space where it was impossible to dismember a body without anyone noticing.
While throwing the torso at a lake in Chembur, Prabhakar was seen by a group. Their description, along with other evidence, had led the police to him.
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