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Man gets life term for murdering retired bureaucrat's wife

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

A local court here Monday handed life imprisonment to a man for murdering the 75-year-old wife of a retired in whose house he was working as a domestic help.

B Paloda convicted (29) under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including section 302 (murder).

Malviya killed at her residence in Manishpuri area on March 22, 2015, by stabbing her in the neck, after she refused to lend him Rs 5,000, said.

Fe and her husband D Y Munawwar (85) had sacked Malviya from the job earlier, he said.

After committing the crime, the convict fled in Munawwars' car with Fe's body and also looted Rs 1.48 lakh and gold jewellery from the house, he said.

He, later, dumped the body in a pit on the bypass road, the prosecution added.

The Munawwars lived alone and their two daughters were settled abroad, the prosecution said.

The investigation team had submitted DNA evidence including blood-stained clothes and 25 people were produced as witnesses in the case, he said.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 20:35 IST