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Maha man gets life in jail for hacking to death minor girl

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

A man was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for hacking to death a 14-year-old girl after she turned down his marriage proposal in neighbouring Palghar's predominantly-tribal taluka.

Dilesh Dinesh Somalya Kharpade, a labourer from Patarpada in Jawhar, was also fined Rs 10,000 by District Judge P P Jadhav, said Vivek G Kadu.

Kharpade killed the victim with an axe on October 31, 2016 following an argument after the latter refused to marry him, the APP said.

He said a girl, who was with the victim at the time, narrated the incident in detail to the court, after which Kharpade was convicted.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 13:45 IST