GHAZIABAD: Describing the nature of the crime as “rarest of rare”, a Ghaziabad court on Monday handed the death sentence to a 30-year-old man for stabbing to death his former employer and six members of his family in 2013, reports Shafaque Alam.
Rahul Verma is sentenced to death under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC and fined Rs 50,000. He will be hanged till death, but the order will not be executed until the Allahabad high court gives its approval,” the court of additional district and sessions judge Nirmal Chandra Semwal said. While Rahul was given 10 years RI under IPC Section 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) and fined Rs 30,000, he was awarded three years’ jail and Rs 10,000 penalty under Section 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property).
Rs 4.5L were stolen from Gzb house 2 wks before murders
While sentencing him to death, a city court handed an additional three years’ imprisonment under Section 25/4 of the Arms Act and a Rs 10,000 fine to a 30-year-old man for stabbing to death his former employer and six members of his family in 2013.
All the sentences will run concurrently, the order said. On the night of May 21, 2013, businessman Satish Goel (60), his wife Manju, their son Sachin, daughter-in-law Rekha and their three children — Megha (14), Honey (12) and Aman (10) — were found murdered in their two-storey house in Nai Basti. Satish’s son-in-law Sachin Mittal had filed a complaint, accusing their driver, Rahul, of committing the murders. The family had two drivers, Rahul and Monu. Rahul had joined work six months before he committed the murders.
Two weeks before the murders took place, Rs 4.5 lakh were stolen from the Goel household when the family had gone to a hospital for Satish’s kidney treatment. Since Monu was in the hospital with them, Rahul became the obvious suspect. What aided the suspicion was that Rahul stopped coming to work after the theft. “Since the family was busy with the treatment, they could not file an FIR,” Mittal said.
Government counsel Rajesh Chandra Sharma said a cigarette butt found at the crime spot was crucial evidence. “The saliva on the butt matched Rahul’s. Moreover, the DNA samples taken from the blood-soaked clothes found with him also matched with that of Goel’s wife Manju and son Sachin,” he added.
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