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Thane: Four brothers among six sentenced to 7 years RI in attempt to murder case

Updated on: 01 March,2024 04:12 PM IST  |  Thane
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A court in Maharashtra's Thane district has sentenced six persons, including four sons of a former local corporator couple, to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in a 2012 case of attempted murder

Thane: Four brothers among six sentenced to 7 years RI in attempt to murder case

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A court in Maharashtra's Thane district has sentenced six persons, including four sons of a former local corporator couple, to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in a 2012 case of attempted murder.


In the order passed on Thursday, additional sessions court judge Premal Vithalani also imposed a fine of Rs 26,000 on each of them, newswire PTI reported.


The convicts are identified as Rais Idris Ansari (46), Mohammed Sagir alias Raju Idris Ansari (42), Sarfaraj Idris Ansari (40), Ramiz Idris Ansari (36) (all sons of the corporator couple), Mohammed Salim Abdul Khalik Shaikh (55) and Mushtaq Ahmed Mansoor Shaikh (41), he said.


Special public prosecutor Hemlata Deshmukh told the court that on September 23, 2012, the mother of one of the accused had dumped some garbage in front of a chicken shop in Sri Lanka locality of Mumbra. When the shop owner objected, the woman's son along with the other accused came to the shop and ransacked it. The accused also attacked the shop owner, his friend and mother, in which the trio suffered serious injuries.

The police later registered a case of unlawful assembly and attempt to murder against the accused and arrested them.

In the order, the judge observed that the prosecution has successfully proven all the charges against the accused and noted that no leniency is required to be shown to them.

Meanwhile, a man allegedly killed a 92-year-old person and his younger brother using a crowbar at a village in Maharashtra's Palghar district and then hid himself in the swamp around a lake in a bid to escape action, but was pulled out and arrested, police said.

The alleged double murder occurred around 7.30 pm on Thursday at Kudan village, and the accused, identified as Kishore Jagannath Mandal, was arrested four hours later, they said.

"The accused, who is mentally unstable, attacked the two brothers - Mukund Vithobha Patil (92) and his 84-year-old brother Bhimrao - with a crowbar at a farm in the village. After that, he fled from the spot. The bodies of the two victims were sent to a government hospital after the police reached the spot," an official said.

The police launched an operation to trace the accused and was found hiding in the swamp of a lake around 11.30 pm, he said.

He was then arrested and a case was registered against him under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 302 (murder) at the Tarapur police station, he added.

The motive behind the killing is not known yet, the police said, adding that the accused was found loitering in and around the village two days before the incident.

Further investigation into the case is on, he said. (With inputs from PTI)

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