A sessions judge sentenced a jilted lover to life imprisonment on Wednesday for killing his cousin sister during her wedding on May 8 last year.
The court of the district and sessions Sushma Khoshal was convinced that the crime was committed by Anurag Namdeo, 30 and handed down the life imprisonment to him.
Dr Jaishree, 26, who was a resident of Karond locality in Bhopal and student in Gandhi Medical College, was shot dead by Anurag.
While Anurag was preparing for his bank examinations about four years ago, he used to live with the girl’s family.
When he could qualify any competition, he began to work as an executive with a private bank in Sagar on contract basis but he continued to visit the girl’s house.
During his stay at Jaishree’s house, Anurag had fallen in love with her and wanted to marry her.
When he made a proposal, both the girl and her father Ghanshyam Das Namdeo had refused it.
Jaishree's family then fixed her marriage with another person Rohit Namdeo, a post graduate student in the same college where the girl was studying.
Following her engagement with Rohit, Anurag was threatening the girl and her family.
On the day of Jaishree’s wedding that was taking place at a marriage garden near Lalghati in Bhopal, Anurag came with a country-made gun and shot her dead.
He then tried to shoot Rohit, too, but the bullet missed him and hit the leg of one of the guests. The people present there overpowered Anurag and thrashed him.
Jaishree died on the spot.
Family members want capital punishment
Family members of Dr Jaishree expressed disappointment over court’s judgment, as they were expecting capital punishment. “He should have awarded death penalty instead of life imprisonment. He had killed my daughter on wedding dais in front of thousands of people,” said Ghanshyam Das Namdeo. He further said the court should reconsider its decision.
"I will approach the court and demand for reconsideration of its decision. I have lost my only child. I have full faith in judiciary and also believe that it will listen to my plea," Namdeo said.