Emile and Maria held guilty for Neeraj Grover’s murder

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2011, 17:02 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Three years after the cold blooded murder of Neeraj Grover, finally Emile Jerome Mathew and Maria Susairaj have been found guilty.

Jerome was found guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder (with intention to cause death) under sections 304 (part I) IPC and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence).

Maria was convicted only on charges of causing disappearance of evidence as the court did not found her and Jerome guilty for the murder of Grover.

Maria will not get death sentence, she might get a jail sentence of three years. The tenure of punishment would be ordered tomorrow. The verdict was based on confessional statements as there was an argument between Neeraj and Emile and the intention of murder was not there.

Meanwhile, Neeraj Grover’s father Amarnath Grover expressed grave disappointment at this shocking verdict, stating that the accused have been let off without being convicted for his son’s murder.

The hearing of Neeraj Grover murder case began in April 2009. The case was based on circumstantial evidence.

In May 2008, Naval Officer Emile Mathew and Kannada actress Maria Susairaj were arrested for the brutal murder of TV executive Neeraj Grover.

Matthew killed Grover as he suspected Maria of having a clandestine affair with him. Grover was brutally murdered in Maria`s apartment in Mumbai on May 7.

Apparently, Jerome and Maria allegedly chopped Grover’s body into pieces, packed it into two bags and drove to Manor, near Thane, where they eventually burnt the body.