Man gets lifer for triple murder

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New Delhi, May 26 (UNI) Additional District and Sessions judge Mahavir Singhal has sentenced a young man to a life term for murdering three women six years ago.

The judge sentenced Nand Kishore to life imprisonment with a fine of Rs 1000.

The judge ruled that the testimony of child witness Sakshi is reliable and trust worthy.

On August 18, 2002, Nand Kishore had a dispute with his relative Ratna Rattan Devi at her house at Jhilmil colony and after the altercation, he inflicted 28 injuries on her and when her daughter Pushpa tried to save her mother from the clutches of the accused, he inflicted 29 injuries on her body too.

Thereafter, Pushpa's cousin Rekha, who, too ,intervened to save them was stabbed to death. After the crime, Nand Kishore attempetd to commit suicide.

Judge Singhal considered four injuries on the person of the accused as a mitigating circumstance not to award him the death penalty. He ruled in his order injuries tilt the scale of mitigating circumstance in favour of the accused and hence the case is not among rarest of the rare .

The Judge ordered that the accused shall not be released from prison unless he has served 14 years of imprisonment.

He acquitted Nand Kishore of the charge of attempt to suicide.

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