A Sewri fast track court sentenced 20-year-old Ashok Jadhav to life imprisonment on Monday, for stabbing a 26-year-old engineering student to death.
According to the police, Jadhav and Dhanraj Sakre had a heated argument on August 9, 2009 and Jadhav stabbed Sakre with a blunt knife more than 14 times.
Jadhav a resident of Dharavi, used to come to meet his uncle in Chembur every day. On the day of the incident, Sakre was scolding another boy from the locality for not concentrating on studies.
“When Jadhav was passing by, he overheard the conversation between the two and asked Sakre to mind his own business. This then led to both of them having a heated argument,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police Jalinder Kandagale.
After the argument, when Sakre was standing in the locality at night, Jadhav attacked him with a blunt knife and fled from the spot. The police arrested Jadhav the next day from his house and later recovered the knife from his house.
“During interrogation he [Jadhav] told us that he has a short temper and cannot control his anger,” Kandagale said. He said that Jadhav was a history-sheeter and was arrested in March last year for assaulting a person.
During the trial in the court, the prosecution based their argument on the testimony of witnesses, forensic evidence and doctors.
Accepting the prosecution’s argument Jadhav was convicted and sentenced to life.