Five sentenced to life for 2012 honor killing

A Dindoshi Magistrate’s Court on Monday sentenced five people to life in prison for the murder of a man who was in a relationship with the widow of the older brother of two of the men.

The incident took place on December 17, 2012. The two brothers Jayesh Singh and Ajay Singh entered the house of their sister-in-law Shivani Singh, who became the plaintiff in the case and assaulted her partner Mahesh Shukla, a real estate agent. agent, with baseball bats. They dragged him out of the house and took him away in a vehicle. Three friends of the brothers also joined in the kidnapping and then strangled Shukla, causing her death. They had removed all the documents from Shukla’s pocket so he wouldn’t be identified and then dumped his body in the bushes. The victim’s body was identified by his brother after police took him away for identification.

Extra Sessions Judge LS Chavan sentenced the four – Jayesh Singh, Vishal Solanki, Jignesh Nandvan, Ajay Singh and Rajkumar Yadav – to harsh life sentences for murder. The court also sentenced them to the crime of removing and disappearing evidence. Judge Chavan also imposed a fine on them, which must be returned to the victim’s family.

Prosecutor Keshav Salunkhe said the prosecution examined a total of 21 witnesses, four of whom are eyewitnesses. Singh, his daughter who was present at the house during the attack and two other people from the area were the four eyewitnesses who testified.

Shivani, a widow and mother of three, had come into contact with Shukla when she was looking for accommodation. Her husband had died about six months before the incident, and the brothers were opposed to her relationship with Shukla.

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