Bombay HC confirms death sentence for five in the case of triple murder of Ahmednagar

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Monday confirmed five of the six convicted last January by a trial court in a triple murder case in.

Only one accused Ashoke Navgire was acquitted by the HC for lack of evidence.

A bank of Judges BP Dharmadhikari and SK Shinde confirmed the death penalty after considering the heinous crime and finding that it fell into the rarest of the rare categories for the five against whom the conviction is found.

Unless the Supreme Court or the President set it aside in case it is confirmed by the superior court, they face death by hanging.

Additional sessions Judge RR Vaishnav had sentenced the six defendants to death in a case called triple murder of Sonali.

Police accused them of a previously planned cold-blooded murder of three men from a community, one of whom was in love with one of the daughters of a convict.

The murder occurred on January 1, 2013 in the Sonai village of Nevasa tehsil of Ahmednagar.

Those convicted were Raghunath Darandale (48), Prakash Darandale (34), Ramesh Darandale, Ganesh aka Praveen Darandale (19), Sandeep Madhav Kurhe (33) and Ashok Navgire (28).

The seventh defendant Ashok Rohidas Phalke was acquitted by the trial court.

The victims were Sachin Gharu, Sandeep Dnanwar and Tilak Kandare.

Sachin was in love with Popat's daughter, who was studying for BEd in a university. Sachin was a sweeper at the same university. The duo decided to get married and the Darandale family found out. Therefore, a plot was plotted. Since the deceased were cleaners, Popat sent a Navgire relative to call Sandeep to clean a septic tank.