Mumbai court gives life term to man who killed 15-year-old for eloping with daughter
The young couple, Abhishek Yadav, 15 , and Risu, 19, left their village in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh on May 28, 2014 and came to Mumbaimumbai Updated: May 19, 2017 12:27 IST
A sessions court in Mumbai on Thursday convicted a man, Gulab Yadav, for killing a 15-year-old boy who eloped with his daughter in 2014. Yadav’s brother Subhash and accomplice Chandraprakash too have been sentenced to life imprisonment.
The young couple, Abhishek Yadav, 15 , and Risu, 19, left their village in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh on May 28, 2014, and came to Mumbai. Risu’s family, however, caught them at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. All of them left from the station in an autorickshaw. Yadav asked Chandraprakash and Risu to get off near a dhaba and told them he would return after dropping Abhishek.
According to the prosecution, Yadav and Subhash took Abhishek to a hill near Nallasopara in an autorickshaw. They beat him to death and threatened the autorickshaw driver to keep mum.
The duo called Abhishek’s father, Vijay, who worked as a constable with India Reserve Battalion, and told him they had killed the boy and threatened him too, said the prosecution.
It was alleged the family had made several attempts to kill the girl as well. However, later she committed suicide after learning that Abhishek was murdered.
Vijay approached the Kurla police and registered a case.
The Nallasopara police found Abhishek’s body, but as there was no way to identify him, they buried him.
The Kurla police solved the case with the help of several links and call data records and arrested the trio. The prosecution examined 19 witnesses, including Vijay, Abhishek’s friend and the autorickshaw driver, who became the star witness in the trial.
Gulab, Subhash and Chandraprakash were held guilty of hatching conspiracy, killing and kidnapping the boy, while Gulab’s brother Subedar, who the prosecution claimed instigated them, was acquitted for want of evidence