2 murder convicts get capital punishment in Bhandara

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Jul 2018 10:44:22

Amir Sheikh, Sachin Raut


Bhandara/Gondia Correspondents,

District and Sessions Judge Sanjay Deshmukh awarded capital punishment to two convicts in Preeti Bariya murder case while announcing the verdict on Saturday afternoon.

It may be recalled that convicts Amir Ejaj Sheikh (20), a resident of Ashrafi Nagar, Bhandara, and Sachin Kundalik Raut (22), a resident of Takiya Ward, Bhandara, had entered the house of Rupesh Bariya in Takiya Ward around 8 pm on July 30, 2015, on the pretext of repairing air conditioner. However, they hit a hammer on the head of Preeti Bariya (30), wife of Rupesh in which she was killed on the spot. As Bhavya, 9-year-old son of Rupesh and Preeti rushed to the spot on hearing the screaming of her mother, the duo also hit the hammer on his head in which he suffered permanent disability. Later the accused fled away with valuables from the house Bhandara Police had arrested the accused and booked them under sections 302, 307, 397 and 452 of IPC. Later, cops filed a chargesheet at District and Sessions Court. Judge examined 26 witnesses in the case and announced the verdict on Saturday.

In another case, the same accused had entered the house of Ravindra Shinde in MHADA Colony on the pretext of repairing AC and hit the hammer on the head of his daughter Ashiwni. She suffered permanent disability since then. Cops had booked the accused under sections 307, 397, 452, 34 of IPC. Judge awarded life imprisonment till death to Amir Shiekh and seven-year jail to Sachin Raut in
the case. Both the incidents had spread panic among residents of the town.

The then DSP Dilip Zalake had handed over the case to PI Prashant Kolwadkar who along with other cops arrested the accused in just 10 hours of the crime. DSP Vinita Sahu also guided the investigating officers. Adv Bhole, Pramod Bhujale, Talmale and Rajesh Raut represented the State in both the cases. The then API Gavande, Gadekar, PSI V P Chavan, LCB's Pritilal Rahangdale, Constable Waman Thakare, Police Nayak Roshan Gajbhiye, Dinesh Ambedare, Sawan Jadhav, Snehal Gajbhiye, Ramakant Bondre, Chetan Pote, Babvan Atkari, Anup Walde, driver Haridas Ramteke also assisted in the investigation.

PSI Adole, Constable Jandale, Dahare, Ilamkar, Meshram and Roshan Gajbhiye assisted in court proceedings.