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2 acquitted in 2012 murder case; police case falls flat

chandigarh Updated: Apr 06, 2014 10:49 IST
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The court of district and sessions judge Ravi Kumar Sondhi acquitted two people in a murder case on Saturday.

The incident had taken place on the night of September 10, 2012, when Raj Kumar, a resident of Mauli Jagran, who was an accused in a rape case was found dead on the dividing road of Sectors 23/24. The police had arrested two brothers, Ramesh and Suresh, for murder.

Raj Kumar was shot in the head from back and after that the bullet had passed through one of the eyes of the victim. The pistol was found the next day of the murder.

The police made the motive that Ramesh was a witness in the case of murder of Raj Kumar’s brother in Chandigarh where he had turned hostile and there was a rift between the two. Also, the police claimed that Ramesh had an affair with Raj Kumar’s wife.

“But we got the entire record of the case from Chandigarh and informed the court here that even Raj Kumar had turned hostile in the murder case of his brother so there is no issue of any rift between the two.

Also, about the affair there was no witness,”said Manbir Singh Rathi, counsel for both Ramesh and Suresh.

The police claimed that Raj Kumar’s mother had seen all the three having liquor at a bar in Mauli Jagran at 6pm on the day of the incident and the body was found around 9pm.

“But other witnesses recorded before the court that deceased’s mother was in Delhi during the crime and came after learning about the mother. Also, the claim that tower location of Ramesh and Suresh was of the crime spot could not be proved,” informed another counsel of the accused Amit Dudeja.