The India Today newspaper reported that at the end of February, a court in Mumbai (India) held a trial for the husband’s murder case which caused a stir in public opinion in 2017. Nearly 5 years on, the patriarchal man had to pay the price for this “heinous” crime. he caused.
It is known that the incident occurred on the night of June 13, 2017, the witness who saw the entire incident was none other than the son-in-law of the perpetrator and the victim. He was also the one who reported the incident to the police.
He said that his wife’s parents had lived at odds for many years. A father-in-law named Akhtar Khan often quarreled with his wife because of her unreasonable jealousy and even beat her after drinking alcohol.
At around 11.00 am at the time of the incident, his children, the victim’s grandson, heard his grandfather beating him.
That night, this man kept hearing strange noises and ran to the house to see what was going on because he lived right next door to his wife’s parents house. He testified in court that he saw his father-in-law rushing out of the house with his clothes covered in blood. He also saw his mother-in-law’s body covered in blood from being stabbed, he was immediately taken to Bhabha hospital on the outskirts of Bandra, Mumbai.
On the way, the woman told her son-in-law that it was her husband who assaulted her while drunk. He then took his last breath in a car rickshaw on his way to the hospital.
The woman died on the way to the hospital – Illustration.
On June 14, police began searching for Akhtar Khan and found him with a murder knife and bloodstained clothes.
Akhtar pleaded not guilty at his trial in February. The prosecution then summoned 11 witnesses to the court, including the son-in-law, the investigator, the rickshaw driver. Although there is no direct evidence against the defendant, Assistant Public Prosecutor RV Tiwari is of the opinion that the facts in the dossier clearly prove the defendant’s guilt.
He cited evidence from the rickshaw driver, who also testified in court that the dead woman told her daughter-in-law what happened before she breathed her last.
“The defendant’s intention to kill was very clear. The evidence was a strong blow to the victim’s vital body,” the court added.
Finally, after much controversy, Mr Akhtar was also sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder. Decisions are implemented immediately after the court delivers a verdict.
Source: India Today