A local court on Wednesday sentenced a 50-year-old naval officer to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of his wife and daughter.
According to prosecution, the accused naval officer - Rajesh kumar Bhadoria - killed his wife Sangeeta (30) and five-year-old daughter using a grinding stone on March 30, 2010.
The accused, a resident of the Brahmand housing complex of Thane city, killed his wife and daughter as he was under duress of not being able to repay a loan of about Rs. 40 lakh, which he had taken from financial institutions and other sources, the prosecution told the court.
After 18 witnesses were examined by the prosecution, Thane additional sessions judge RD Sawant, relying on circumstantial evidence, held the accused guilty of charges under section 302 (murder) of IPC and sentenced him to life imprisonment.