Emile Jerome Mathew is accused of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Though Maria has been cleared from murder charges, she has been convicted guilty for destructing evidences.
Maria and her fiance killed Neeraj Grover in May 2008. Grover's body was chopped into several pieces and was disposed off in a bag in Mumbai outskirts.
Media reports came out with two different stories. While some say Grover was killed as he (Grover) failed to fulfill his promise to give "break" to Maria in the industry, the other alleged that Jerome killed Grover suspecting about an affair between Maria and the slain TV executive.