New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) A Delhi court has sentenced a manto life imprisonment for murdering his acquaintance nearlyfive years ago.
The victim had objected to the convict''s frequent visitsto his house suspecting him of having illicit relations withhis wife.
Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau also imposed Rs10,000 fine on Arvind Kumar after holding him guilty of murderunder Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.
The court convicted 24-year-old Kumar taking intoconsideration the statement of witnesses and the recovery ofcountry-made pistol used for killing Kusheshwar on theintervening night of April 29 and 30, 2006.
"It is evident that the murder of Kusheshwar had beencommitted in a planned manner by the convict because thedeceased had suspicion on the convict regarding his relationswith his wife Urmila.
"Due to this reason, the deceased used to object to thesame so much so that there was a quarrel between the deceasedand convict a few days before the incident," the court said.
The court did not allow a plea of Public Prosecutor TafiqAhmed, seeking for capital punishment for the convict as hecommitted the murder of the deceased in a cold-blooded manner.
It took into account the facts that the convict was afirst time offender and had no criminal case pending againsthim, to award him the life term, the minimum sentence for theoffence of murder.
Kumar was arrested four days after the incident with theregistration of the case with Nangloi police station here. PTIATP