A 35-year-old security guard, who brutally murdered a woman by stabbing her 16 times — including 14 times on her private parts — in 2014 in Andheri (East), was recently sentenced to life imprisonment by a sessions court.
The victim, Nirmala Jain, 34, hailed from Rajasthan worked as security guard at the same company. She had borrowed Rs12,000 from the convict, Rajesh Dubey, and was refusing to return it. This prompted Dubey to stab her, said the police.
Police said Dubey is a native of Uttar Pradesh. He is married and has three children.
The incident occurred around 8 pm on July 3, 2014, in front of Sher E Punjab Colony near the Gurudwara on Jijamata Road. Dubey and Jain were seen quarrelling, after which he stabbed her on her stomach, chest and neck with a 10 to 11-inch knife.
Dubey fled, but passerby Arimardan Singh chased him for 25ft to 30ft before catching him. Singh, a gym instructor, held Dubey till a crowed gathered. He was then handed over to the police. Police inspector Vijay Salunke from the MIDC police station investigated the case.
The sessions court examined 22 witnesses, including three crucial eyewitnesses. One of the eyewitnesses said Dubey kept stabbing Jain even after she collapsed.
The defence argued that Jain pulled out the knife and attacked Dubey, who merely defended himself. However, the court ruled that their version was “not believable”. Moreover, Dubey could not prove his claim that an injury on his hand resulted from a scuffle and not during the stabbing.
The prosecution proved that accused did not stop after one or two blows and Dubey was thus convicted of murder.
The court ruled that Dubey must pay Jain’s husband Rs2,000, failing which, a month will be added to his sentence.