A sessions court on Wednesday sentenced a 61-year-old woman to life imprisonment for killing her 55-year-old neighbour after she refused to give her Rs.50.
As per the prosecution case, the accused, Laxmibai Dangle, a resident of Vikhroli, would constantly borrow money from the victim, Latika Kamble, and her other neighbours on some pretext or the other.
On September14, 2011, Kamble' nephew found her lying in the pool of blood and informed the police.
The police arrived at the scene and found that the woman had been bludgeoned to death with a stone and her jewellery and cellphone were missing.
During investigation, Kamble's daughter told the police that she suspected Dangle as she had fought with her mother after the latter had refused to give Rs.50.
Based on the statement, the police arrested Dangle on September 21 and recovered the victim's ornaments.
The police alleged that the Dangle had given the jewellery to other people she had taken money from.
During the trial, public prosecutor Jagganath Kenjalkar examined 16 witnesses to prove that Dangle was the last one to visit the victim and had killed her.
Accepting Kenjalkar's arguments, the court sentenced the senior citizen to life imprisonment.