A sessions judge on Saturday awarded life term to two brothers for murdering a man who refused to get his daughter married to one of the accused. Umesh Jaygude (29) and Dinesh Jaigude (28) a resident of Dongargaon in Haveli taluka were convicted for murdering Sampatkumar Yadav on June 6 2006.
Police said Umesh Jaigude approached Yadav,a security guard,in 2006 seeking the hand of his daughter in marriage . When Yadav refused,the two attacked him. They attacked him with a knife. Yadav suffered injuries on head and died. His wife and son were also injured. Yadavs son Ramesh had filed a complaint.
However,during the trial,three witnesses including Yadavs wife and his son turned hostile.
Suchitra Ghodke,the additional sessions judge relied on the circumstantial evidence,cross examination of the witnesses,testimony of the investigating officer and medical report of the deceased to hold the two brothers guilty.
Advocoate A A Jaibhai and advocate Balasaheb Khopade were the public prosecutors in the case.
Woman,baby daughter found murdered
A woman and her one-and-half-year old daughter were found murdered at a room in Mangaon near Hinjewadi on Saturday. Police suspect they were killed by a self-styled godman a few days ago. Police identified the deceased as Subhadrabai Kashinath Chavan and her daughter Basanti,natives of Gulbarga in Karnartaka and currently based in Mangaon.
Subhadrabais father Jagganath Kale,lodged a complaint of murder with the Hinjewadi police. Police said the deceased woman,mother of five children,did not stay with her husband. She had shifted to Mangaon with her parents and was working as a labourer at a brick kiln. She got introduced to a self styled godman identified as Datta Guru at her native place in Gulbarga.
Primary investigation revealed that Subhadrabai was staying with Guru for last 15 days. ACP Vishnu Mane said Guru had gone missing for last few days. So the needle of suspicioun revolves around him. Three police teams have been formed to search for the suspect.
The post mortem report confirmed severe head injuries on Subhadrabai and her daughter. Their bodies were recovered in a decomposed state around 10 am Saturday. Police found liquor bottles and 25 SIM cards from the spot. Investigation is on to know the motive behind the murder.