A Delhi court on Friday sentenced five youths to life imprisonment for brutally murdering their neighbour in 2000.
Rejecting the mercy plea of five accused—Shahid, Abid, Sahil, Zahid and Pawan—all hailing from Seemapuri in north-east Delhi, Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar said "accused are found guilty of killing one Udayvir Sharma brutally, who was latter stabbed profoundly."
ASJ Kumar of Karkardooma courts lent credence to the testimonies of two eye witnesses, who supported the prosecution's case entirely, and had informed the court that on the fateful evening these convicts had made a murderous assault on the victim by shooting and stabbing him.
They had further said because of the fear of the convicts they neither tried to save the life of the victim nor lodged a complaint with the police.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 13,000 each on all the convicts after finding them guilty under various provisions of the IPC and the Arms Act for killing the victim.
All the five, armed with country-made pistols and knives, on the evening of July two, 2000 had gathered in a street of New Seemapuri area in north-east Delhi, Prosecution had said.
The accused, who were having some grudge against victim Udayvir, were waiting for him.
The moment he arrived, the accused started abusing him and fired almost thrice simultaneously injuring him severely.
The accused then stabbed Sharma several times when he tried to flee. Later, he succumbed to injuries in a city hospital within two hours of the incident.