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Man gets life imprisonment for killing woman by setting her on fire

Additional Sessions Judge Shalini Phansalkar Joshi sentenced Somnath Dhananjay Gawli,41,for life imprisonment on Friday for setting Sharda Somnath Gawli,35,on fire,which led to her death.

Additional Sessions Judge Shalini Phansalkar Joshi sentenced Somnath Dhananjay Gawli,41,for life imprisonment on Friday for setting Sharda Somnath Gawli,35,on fire,which led to her death.

According to the police,Somnath had an extra marital affair with Sharda. On September 15,2007,after a quarrel he poured kerosene over Sharda’s body and set her on fire.

Sharda was taken to Sassoon hospital where the police recorded her statement. Based on the same Somnath was arrested. Sharda died five days later. Sharda is a resident of Vetalbaba Vasahat in Hadapsar. Public Prosecutor Hira bari argued the case on behalf of Sharda.

Five witnesses including Sharda’s son were testified. Medical evidence was also produced to prove the case.

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First published on: 21-02-2009 at 01:19:02 am
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