New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI) A Delhi court has awarded life imprisonment to the wife of a restaurant owner and two others for killing him in West Delhi”s Moti Nagar area in 2011.
Additional Sessions Judge Samar Vishal awarded life imprisonment to
Arvinder Kaur, Sant Saran Nehra and Mridul Dixit for murdering Virender
Sachdeva by inflicting about 55 stab injuries on him.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on each of the convicts.
The court had convicted the trio under sections 302 (murder),
201 (disappearance of evidence or giving false information), 120-B
(criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Based on a complaint by Sachdeva”s wife, a case was registered in the matter.
Kaur had said in her complaint that on the intervening night of
September 20 and 21, 2011, she saw two men in her room when she woke up.
One man, who had a pointed object in his hands, was holding her
while the other was restraining her husband, the complaint stated.
It further said that one of them hit her head against a wall due
to which she fell unconscious. When she regained consciousness, she saw
that her husband was lying in a pool of blood.
Thereafter, some of the neighbours heard her cries for help and rescued her, the complaint added.
However, during investigation, police scrutinised Kaur”s call
records and found that she had planned the murder and arrested her.
Kaur, Nehra and Dixit were arrested on September 23, 2011.
The court said while two brutal robbers had inflicted 55 incised
and 19 penetrating injuries to Virender Sachdeva, they left the eye
witness that is her wife unharmed, more so when she had lost
consciousness and she could have also been killed easily by the robbers.
During the hearing, Additional Public Prosecutor Santosh Kumar
told the court that by committing the crime, Kaur has not only shaken
the conscience of the society but also committed a serious breach of
trust of her husband.
Counsel for the convicts had said that they were falsely implicated in the case.
The couple”s 13-year old daughter has been residing with her
maternal grandparents since the incident and a case was pending between
the maternal and paternal grandparents regarding her guardianship.
The deceased”s brother has filed the case for their daughter”s guardianship.