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Man in Mumbai sentenced to 10yrs in prison for shooting teen who refused proposal

Saini had met the teenager, then 15- year-old, in January 2016 in Rajasthan. But after coming back to her residence in Kalwa, she refused to take the relationship any further and used to avoid his phone calls.

mumbai Updated: Jun 22, 2018 00:31 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
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The accused, a resident of Rajasthan, was found guilty of attempt to murder.(HT FILE)

A 23-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in jail by the Thane sessions court on Wednesday for shooting a minor in March 2016 at Kalwa, after she had rejected his marriage proposal. The girl had survived with injuries on her neck.

The accused, identified as Kamlakant Mahesh Chandra Saini, is a resident of Rajasthan, was found guilty of attempt to murder.

Saini had met the teenager, then 15- year-old, in January 2016 in Rajasthan. But after coming back to her residence in Kalwa, she refused to take the relationship any further and used to avoid his phone calls.

Out of anger, Saini purchased a gun worth ₹5,000 in February 2016.

Aniket Pote, police sub inspector said, “As the girl’s family and Saini were relatives, he had gone to their place in Kalwa on March 18, 2016. Saini asked her to marry him and shot her when she refused him.

“We rushed to the spot as soon as we were informed. We caught Saini at the teenager’s house and the gun was seized immediately.”

First Published: Jun 22, 2018 00:30 IST