Additional sessions judge A P Kurhekar sentenced 27-year-old Devaram Kuparam Chauhan of Rajasthan to seven years rigorous imprisonment for murdering his younger brother Rajaram (22) allegedly for eying his wife.
The Wadgaon Maval police had charged Devaram,a resident of Pimple Gurav ,under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The court,however,convicted him under Section 304 (ii) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of IPC. Inspector Maruti Ingawle and sub-inspector Deshmukh investigated the case.
The prosecution said Devaram,who worked at a provision store in Bopodi,was married to a woman who stayed opposite the store. They have a five-year-old daughter and two-year-old son. Devaram has six brothers and two sisters.
Rajaram often visited Devarams house when he was not at home. Rajaram allegedly molested Devarams wife many times and was trying to have illicit relations with her. She had complained to Devaram and his family and Rajaram was let off with a warning three-four times,said additional public prosecutor Vikas Shah.
On October 18,2010,Rajaram,who had come from Mumbai,told Devaram that he wanted to visit Lonavala. Both of them had boarded a train to Lonavala,but alighted at Vadgaon station after Rajaram said that he had hidden money in shrubs.
Rajaram took Devaram to a compound along the railway track near the station.
Devarams complaint stated that once they had entered the compound,Rajaram took out a knife and attacked him. However,Devaram grabbed the knife and stabbed him instead. He then surrendered before the Vadgaon Maval police.