Modi Nagar murder: ‘I had planned two murders after I was beaten up in full public view’
Sachin Sharma said he was deeply hurt by an incident on February 9 when he was allegedly publicly beaten up by the woman and her relativenoida Updated: Feb 15, 2018 22:53 IST
“I landed three blows on her body and she died instantly on the street. I am remorseful over the incident but that is because I wanted to kill two persons and not just her. I had specially prepared the stainless steel ‘farsa’ (axe) myself. It has no iron metal and it is beautifully crafted,” said Sachin Sharma, the man accused of bludgeoning a 24-year-old woman to death in Ghaziabad’s Modi Nagar town on Wednesday evening. His otehr intented victim was the woman’s relative.
Twenty-five-year-old Sharma is into an iron grille and fabrication business and he said he had made the stainless steel axe himself to carry out the murders. His motive: He was deeply hurt by an incident on February 9 when he was allegedly publicly beaten up by the woman’s relative.
“I went to woman’s house on February 9 and, there, I was beaten badly by one of her relatives. They beat me up not just inside their house but in full public view. After that, I decided that I will kill the woman and her relative to avenge my public humiliation. Upon their complaint, police arrested me and when I got out bail, I made the axe myself to murder the two,” Sharma said.
He was taken by the Modi Nagar police to Ghaziabad court on Thursday afternoon along with the three-foot-long axe, with a sharp-edged head, wrapped and sealed in a cloth. Sharma said after murdering the woman, he walked to the police station with the weapon and surrendered.
“My house is barely 500 metres away from hers. I was at home and when I saw her going to the market. I decided to carry out the attack and waited for her to return to her house. When she arrived, I landed the first blow on her chest and two more on her neck. She fell down in a pool of blood and I walked to the police station,” he said.
“Her relative could not be found. It was a matter of chance that on Wednesday, I saw her going to the market and attacked her on her way back home. I was infuriated to see her face and decided to kill her,” he Sharma said.
Sharma, who has studied up to class 8, said that he was a regular visitor to the woman’s house and she had introduced him as a brother of one of her friends.
“Her family took me lightly at first. We knew each other for the past four years. Once, I proposed her marriage but she turned me down. Later, she proposed me, but this time, I turned her down. Later, she got married elsewhere,” Sharma said.
Following his arrest on Wednesday evening, Sharma faces murder charges and charges under the SC/ST Act. The woman’s father denied that she had any relationship with Sharma. He alleged that his daughter was repeatedly harassed by Sharma on the streets and they finally had to lodge a police complaint “to teach him a lesson”.
The woman was the second of four children and had come to her parent’s house for writing her pending class X examination.
First Published: Feb 15, 2018 22:53 IST