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HC acquits 'serial killer' in murder case

The Bombay High Court on Thursday acquitted alleged serial killer Ravindra Kantrole in a 2007 murder case, reversing the judgement of a trial court that convicted him of the crime.

mumbai Updated: Sep 17, 2009 19:25 IST

The Bombay High Court on Thursday acquitted alleged serial killer Ravindra Kantrole in a 2007 murder case, reversing the judgement of a trial court that convicted him of the crime.

Division bench of Justices Bilal Nazki and A R Joshi on Thursday acquitted him in the case, after Kantrole filed an appeal in the High Court.

Kantrole, who was charged with three murders, was earlier acquitted in two of the cases, but was convicted in one by the sessions court.

Kantrole was on Thursday acquitted in the case where he was charged with killing a man sleeping on a pavement on the foot-over bridge near Metro cinema in south Mumbai on January 11, 2007.

A total of seven persons - all pavement dwellers - had been murdered in south Mumbai in this period creating a scare. The accused was known as 'beerman' because a bottle of beer was found near the body of all the victims.

Kantrole's lawyers had argued that the two eye-witnesses produced by the prosecution were "bogus".