Three students convicted for murdering a 22-year-old man, who intervened in a group clash to save another student outside Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 19, would spend rest of their life in jail.
Additional district and sessions judge Shalini S Nagpal on Wednesday awarded life ter m to all three convicts — Hanish Chauhan of Sector 26, who is the son of a woman police constable; Ashwani alias Ashu and Harish, both residents of Sector 30, and imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on them for claiming the life of Pushkar Singh.
“It is proved beyond the shadow of doubt that on September 29, 2011, the convicts killed Pushkar in the school parking. The convicts had caused fatal injuries with a knife with an intention to kill Pushkar,” opined the court while pronouncing the order after dismissing the plea of leniency to the convicts considering the fact that they are students of Class 12.
Hanish’s mother Sunita, who is a constable with the police, was inconsolable after the order. Her husband too had committed suicide in 2003 owing to debt.
On September 26, 2011, Pushkar who was employed with a hardware company in Sector 41, was stabbed to death outside GMSSS-19 by the students of the school after he intervened to stop a scuffle.
Pushkar was stabbed several times in the chest by the convicts had succumbed to his injuries.
As per the prosecution, Shalinder, an eyewitness and complainant in the case, who was then studying in Class 10 at GMSSS-19, was attacked by the trio when he was walking out of the school after taking his exam.
The accused had assaulted Shalinder to avenge an old issue. Shalinder saw his friend Pushkar passing by and called him for help. As Pushkar rushed to save him, the accused stabbed him several times and fled.