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Pallavi murder case: Parents seek death sentence for convicted gaurd

A local court convicted security guard Sajjad Ahmed Mughal in connection with Pallavi Purkayastha murder.

A local court on Monday (June 30) convicted security guard Sajjad Ahmed Mughal in connection with the murder of 25-year-old city-based lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha in her flat at suburban Wadala in 2012. (Source: Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

Speaking to reporters outside the court after the conviction, Pallavi's family demanded death for Mughal. (Source: Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

The victim's father Atanu said, "Two families have been devastated. Death and nothing less than death (should be given)...A positive message will go in the society if death is given." (Source: Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

Seconding the demand for death penalty, Pallavi's mother Sumita, Director General with the Ministry of Telecommunication, said, "For two years, my and Avik's family have gone through a lot of trauma. I have lost my daughter and would be son-in law." (Source: Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

Disapproving demands by some scientists to turn 'Mehrangir', the iconic bungalow of Homi J Bhabha into a museum, a group of film actors, authors, socialites and journalists have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him not to heed to it. (Source: Express photo by Dilip Kagda)

'Mehrangir', the sea-facing three-storey iconic bungalow of Homi J Bhabha, father of India's atomic energy programme, was auctioned on June 18 for Rs 372 crore to a buyer whose identity was kept under wraps. (Source: Express photo by Dilip Kagda)

Signatories included Anil Dharker, Alyque Padamsee, Aniruddha Bahal, Bina Ramani, Dalip Tahil, Dileep Padgaonkar, Keki Daruwala, Ramchandra Guha, Shobha De, Shyam Benegal and Vinod Mehta. (Source: Express photo by Dilip Kagda)

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee joined the students and staff of the Khudiram Anushilan Anushilan Kendra on Monday (June 30) at a programme to celebrate Santhal rebellion or 'Hool Divas'. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

Mamata Banerjee looks at a painting during the function. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

At the function, she said, that the West Bengal government is investing Rs 1000 crore to create more infrastructure in higher education so that general category students are not affected when reservation for OBCs begin in the state. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with her French counterpart Laurent Fabius in New Delhi. Fabius is on a two-day visit to India.

France became the first Western power to hold talks in India with the new government led by Narendra Modi. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

The reform-minded Modi has been widely courted by Western governments since his election in May, with his plans to open up the economy and spur economic growth raising hopes for foreign investors. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Fabius met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday and will later hold talks with Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his two-day trip.(Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Japan, which has longstanding ties with Modi, is widely seen as the best poised among the world powers. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

India and China today signed three key MoUs, including one on industrial parks and flood data of Brahmaputra river, coinciding with the visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari in Beijing.

India's Vice Hamid Ansari with his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Source: Reuters)

China's Vice President Li Yuanchao meets Hamid Ansari and other dignitaries at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Source: Reuters)

The MoU on industrial parks is aimed at attracting Chinese investments in India and provides an enabling framework for Chinese companies to invest in industrial parks and zones.

Li Yuanchao and Hamid Ansari pose for a picture as they attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Source: AP)

Under the MoU, the two countries have agreed to cooperate to increase mutual investment in each other's economies and this cooperation will be in accordance with the relevant domestic laws and regulations of each party and on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.

Li Yuanchao shakes hands with Hamid Ansari. (Source: AP)

Hamid Ansari is on a visit to China from June 26 to 30. (Source: AP)

A Mahayagna was organised for invoking the blessings of Lord Indra to bestow rain in Mumbai by a local MLA at Mumbadevi temple, South Mumbai. (Source: Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

Priests chant mantra as they perform the mahayagna. (Source: Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

Meanwhile, pre-monsoon showers lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh. (Source: Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)