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Bombay High Court Confirms Death Sentence For Five Convicts Guilty Of Brutal Murder [Read Judgment]

Lawstreet Journal 4 Dec 2019 10:42pm

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The Bombay High Court in the case of State of Maharashtra v. Ramesh Vishwanath Darandale on December 2, 2019 confirmed death penalty for five persons convicted for the murder of three men in 2013. However, the court acquitted one of the accused persons owing to lack of evidence against him.

A Division Bench comprising of Justices B.P. Dharmadhikari and S.K. Shinde was hearing the criminal confirmation case against the murder of three sweepers working at the Trimurti Pratishthan College. The court gave a verdict which was 133-pages long.

Sachin Gharu, one of the deceased people, belonging to a scheduled tribe had fallen in love with Seema, daughter of accused no. 5 (Popat Darandale) who belonged to an upper caste. The father, paternal uncles, brother and other relatives of Seema hatched a criminal conspiracy to murder Sachin because of the duos alleged love affair. The accused persons invited the deceased at their isolated farmhouse located in Darandale Vasti under the pretext of getting their sceptic tanks cleaned. 

Following leads in their investigation, the police discovered the beheaded dead body of Sachin with his limbs detached, as well. The other dead bodies were found in similar brutal conditions. 

Keeping in mind, the above circumstances, the Court held that, “Bearing in mind the principles governing the sentencing policy, we have considered all aggravating and mitigating circumstances in the present case. Justice demands that, Court should impose punishment befitting the crime. In our considered view, looking at the factors like young age of the accused, absence of criminal antecedents and likelihood of… Continue Reading...

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