Two physically challenged men get life term for murdering Mumbai woman four years ago

Though there was no eyewitness in the case, the evidence given by the watchman in the woman’s building proved to be crucial

mumbai Updated: Jan 22, 2018 23:43 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Physically challenged,Crime

The sessions court on Monday sentenced two speech and hearing impaired convicts to life imprisonment for killing a 58-year-old Bandra resident four years ago.

On June 11, 2013, Sarfaraj Bhavnagiri and Parvez Khan killed Nalini Chainani, who lived on the 10th floor of Madhuban Society in Bandra (W). Both the convicts are in their thirties.

As per the prosecution case, the woman’s husband Sunil returned from his Navi Mumbai workplace around 8pm and found her dead.

The two ran away with valuables worth Rs5.85 lakh.

The accused were known to the family as Bhavnagari was a friend of the couple’s son.

During interrogation, the accused said they had been planning the robbery for 15 days. Before executing their plan, the accused visited the family several times to avoid any suspicion.

Though there was no eyewitness in the case, the evidence given by the watchman proved to be crucial. The building watchman had seen the two going and coming out of the building on that day. Later, the prosecution connected the dots and proved that it was the two who could have killed Nalini. The police also recovered the stolen valuables from the accused.

The prosecution said the conspiracy was hatched by Bhavnagiri and Khan assisted him in his plan. Khan’s family had told that he was offered a job in Dubai to commit the crime.

The police said the two were unemployed and would often visit the couple. On the day of the incident, they were spotted by the watchman around the same time of the crime, the police said.

After their arrest, the police recovered stolen valuables worth Rs4.5 lakh.

First Published: Jan 22, 2018 23:43 IST