Neeraj Grover was brutally slaughtered on May 7, 2008 by Maria's fiance, Emile Jerome, a Navy officer. Neeraj's body was cut in pieces with a knife purchased for the purpose, transported to another suburb in gunny bags, where the corpse was set on fire. Maria and Jerome were arrested soon after the crime. Maria was found guilty of destroying evidences.
While Maria was freed by the court after serving a term of three years, Jerome has been imprisoned for 10 years.