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Delhi HC upholds life sentence of man in triple murder case

Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 09:18

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the life sentence awarded to a man for killing his employer and his two family members eight years ago.

Dismissing Satyawan Dalai`s appeal against the trial court order, a bench headed by Justice Sanjiv Khanna said, "We do not find any merit in the present appeal."

Bansri Lal Dhawan, his daughter Reeta and son-in-law S K Sharma were found murdered in their home at Parmanand Colony in North West Delhi and some valuables and about Rs one lakh were found missing from their home.

According to prosecution, Dhawan`s domestic help Dalai, an Orissa native, too had gone missing after the incident. Dalai had been been appointed by Sharmas four months before the date of incident to look after Dhawan, who was physically incapacitated and required help.

The prosecution said four months after the triple murder, Dalai was arrested from his native place and Rs 72,450 cash and several articles including gold bracelets, bangles, necklace, chain, ear rings, rings, four army medals, electric shaver, diary, cards etc were recovered from his house.

After examining the evidences and witnesses in the case, the trial court had convicted and sentenced Dalai to life imprisonment in December 2010.

The high court court dismissed Dalai`s appeal against the trial court judgement, rejecting his argument that he had left for his home town after Sharmas had settled his account on the date of incident and another domestic help was present in their house.


First Published: Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 09:18
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