Five get life term for killing manager of firm

A Delhi court has awarded rigorous imprisonment for life to five persons, including a woman, for stabbing to death the manager of a firm after they were sacked from it on allegations of misconduct.

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2011, 22:08 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court has awarded
rigorous imprisonment for life to five persons, including a
woman, for stabbing to death the manager of a firm after they
were sacked from it on allegations of misconduct.

Additional Sessions Judge Satinder Kumar Gautam, who
said that the offence was committed in a "cold blooded
manner", also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each on the convicts.

"All the accused persons have strong motive to take
revenge from the deceased, as such they were in full mood to
take advantage of the weakness of the deceased.

"They allured him through accused Rani, who took him in a
lonely place in a field and committing the murder," the court
said.

Convicts Ram Parkash, Krishan, Prithvi Raj, Arun and
Rani, who were working in a factory at Nangloi in West Delhi,
were sacked by victim Satdev Rathi in 2008 after one of them
was found in a compromising position with the lone woman
accused and others were found drunk inside the factory
premises.

In a bid to take revenge, the accused took help of Rani,
who lured the victim to a field in October 2008 where they
murdered him as per their plan.

The body of the victim was recovered near Nizampur
village. A case was registered at Nangloi police station.

The court said that the prosecution has proved beyond all
reasonable doubts that all the convicts hatched a conspiracy
with common intention and murdered the victim.

"The prosecution has been able to prove that the four
accused, in order to take revenge against Satdev Rathi, took
the help of accused Rani who lured Rathi to the fields as per
plan and they all have committed his murder," ASJ Gautam said.

The court noted that all the convicts also made a
voluntary disclosure statement which led to recovery of the
weapon of offence, blood stained cloth and they had been
proved by medical and scientific evidence.

The prosecution examined 24 witnesses to prove its
case.

PTI