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Delhi court sentences man to life for killing cousin

A man along with two of his friends has been sentenced to life for killing his cousin.

delhi Updated: May 02, 2011 23:36 IST

A man along with two of his friends has been sentenced to life for killing his cousin.

The cousin had scolded the trio for making obscene jokes about his wife.

Sessions Judge (ASJ) BS Chumbak convicted the three, while praising the painstaking investigation done by the police to crack the blind murder case.

Mohd Javed along with his friends had killed his cousin Idrish by drowning him in a canal. Appreciating Inspector AS Negi’s investigation, the judge said, “No clue was discovered on whether the victim Mohd Idrish was killed or absconding or abducted... but the investigating officer left no stone unturned and succeeded in bringing on record the unbreakable chain of circumstances”, linking the accused to the crime.

The case dates back to 2007 when bangle supplier Idrish’s brother had lodged a missing report in Gokulpuri police station. He did not name anyone as suspect. Javed had, in fact, accompanied him to the police station.

Seven months after the complaint, Inspector Negi joined Gokulpuri police station and was handed over the investigation. He traced Idrish’s mobile handset through its unique IMEI number and found the same in possession of one Mohd Ashraf.

After series of raids and interrogation of several suspects, the police zeroed in on Idrish’s cousin Javed and his friends Shakir and Mehfooz, involved in the crime. During interrogation, the trio confessed to having committed the crime

The ASJ sentenced the three to life in jail.