Man sentenced to Life Imprisonment for burning alive an auto driver

Jan13,2022 #Delhi #Life imprisonment
Prison Arrest Jail law insider

Ambika bhardwaj

Published On: January 13, 2022 at 18:53 IST

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Court in Delhi after he was found guilty of burning an autorickshaw driver alive inside his house in 2015 over a financial dispute in the Nand Nagri area.

Additional Sessions  Judge Ravinder Bedi also levied a Rs 7,000 fine on the convict Rohit Kumar and granted Rs 10 lakh in compensation to the deceased’s family.

According to Court records, the deceased, Vijay Arora (50), an autorickshaw driver, had loaned the convict Rs 70,000 and had been asking him to repay the loan. On August 3, 2015, the suspect paid a late-night visit to Arora at his home in the Nand Nagari area.

The Court records stated that the accused he saw Arora asleep in his bed, he started pouring kerosene on him and set him on fire.

The court found the accused guilty and further stated that there is nothing to suggest that the suspect had burnt the deceased in the “heat of the moment”. On the contrary, deceased stated in his dying declaration that he had given money to the suspect and had been arguing about its return for two-three days, proving that accused had both the clear intent and the motive to murder the deceased.

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