Feminine and Feeble Maria couldn't have killed Grover: Judge

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Mumbai, Jul 12: "Feminine" Maria with her "feeble body" could not have killed Neeraj Grover, said the judge who gave the verdict on Neeraj Grover Murder case.

M W Chandwani, the Judge who pronounced Maria as only guilty of destroying evidence said that Grover had come on his own to her flat and Susairaj had not called him to her flat on May 6, 2008.

Neeraj had enough "brawn (good physical strength)" and Maria was alone with him, hence making it impossible for "a girl of 25", with her "feminine" and "feeble body", to kill Grover.

The sensational details of the trial were made available to the defence and the prosecution in a 177 page judgement on how Maria and her Naval officer fiance Jerome were pronounced not guilty of the murder. Jerome was however sentenced to 10 years in jail and charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Susairaj was given 3 years in jail, which she had already served and was let off by the Bombay High Court.

The prosecution alleged that Jerome arrived from Kochi on May 7, 2008 and killed Neeraj at Maria's flat in Malad.

According to Wahab Khan, Jerome's lawyer, Neeraj Grover could have been killed before Jerome's arrival. Maria's physical form was taken into consideration by the court that saved her from being charged for murder.

Jerome accompanied by his father Jerome Joseph arrived at the court with police escort dressed in a striped shirt and blue denim jeans to collect a copy of the judgement. He waited till 4 pm and was the first one to collect the copy.

The judgement also said that Susairaj and Grover were in an intimate relationship. "The fact is proven by the prosecution that there was some sort of intimacy between Susairaj and Neeraj," said the judge.

The prosecution stated that Grover was using Maria on the grounds that he would help her get a role in a TV serial because of which Susairaj developed a grudge against Grover and conspired to kill him with Emily Jerome.

"Had there been a conspiracy, the accused (Susairaj) would have prepared everything in advance," said the judge.

The judge also observed that the friendship between Maria Susairaj was only 10 days old and it was impossible to kill Grover on the grounds that Susairaj got irritated with him in 10 days, when it takes ample amount of time to get a role in the television industry.

"I am unable to digest the theory of conspiracy, If it was a pre-planned murder, then the accused would not have used a kitchen knife. Accused number 2 (Jerome), who was then serving in the navy, could have easily arranged the weapon of assault to give definite design to conspiracy," the judge had said.

"I am unable to understand where the figure of 300 pieces came from," he said on the media speculations that Neeraj Grover's body was cut into three hundred pieces.

This has caused "confusion" and "outraged the general public" said Chandwani.

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