Ravindra Kantrole acquitted in second case too

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Mumbai, Jul 11 (UNI) A local court today acquitted 'Beer can' killer Ravindra Kantrole in the second murder case due to lack of evidence.

There are three murder cases registered against him by city police.

Pronouncing the judgement here, the Sessions court at Sewree acquitted him in hockey stadium murder case of October nine, 2006, as prosecution failed to prove charges against him during the trial.

Advocate Sushan Kunjuraman, representing Kantrole, argued that there was no substantial evidence against his client. The scientific evidence was there, but it is not maintainable legally and the witnesses also stood by the prosecution, he told the court. Considering all these grounds, the court acquitted him of all the charges. This is second case, in which he was acquitted, he added.

Last month, the same court had acquitted Kantrole in a case registered at the Azad Maidan police station, in which he was accused of murdering a 30-year-old homeless, unidentified man near Ayakar Bhavan on December 25, 2006.

Kantrole, a beggar who resided outside Maghdumi Dargah in Marine Lines, was arrested on February 5, 2007 by a special investigating team for allegedly murdering three of the seven men found dead in south Mumbai under mysterious circumstances between October 2006 and February 2007.

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