Delhi

9 years after killing man, wife and two others get life term

Court imposes ₹2 lakh fine on each of them

A Delhi court has awarded life imprisonment to the wife of a restaurant owner and two others for killing him in west Delhi’s Moti Nagar in 2011.

Additional Sessions Judge Samar Vishal awarded life imprisonment to Arvinder Kaur, Sant Saran Nehra and Mridul Dixit for murdering Virender Sachdeva by inflicting about 55 stab injuries on him.

The court also imposed a fine of ₹2 lakh on each of the convicts.

The court had convicted the trio under Sections 302 (murder), 201 (disappearance of evidence or giving false information), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Based on a complaint by Sachdeva’s wife, a case was registered in the matter.

Kaur had said in her complaint that on the intervening night of September 20 and 21, 2011, she saw two men in her room. One man, who had a pointed object in his hand, held her while the other restrained her husband, the complaint stated.

It further said that one of them hit her head against the wall due to which she fell unconscious. When she regained consciousness, she saw her husband lying in a pool of blood. Thereafter, some of the neighbours heard her cries for help and rescued her, the complaint added.

However, during investigation, police scrutinised Kaur’s call records and found that she had planned the murder and arrested her.

Kaur, Nehra and Dixit were arrested on September 23, 2011.

The couple’s 13-year old daughter has been residing with her maternal grandparents since the incident and a case was pending between the maternal and paternal grandparents regarding her guardianship.

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