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Monday, January 9, 2012

Pune court gives death sentence to labourer for killing wife

Published: Saturday, Mar 19, 2011, 17:57 IST

By Mohsin Mulla | Place: Kolhapur | Agency: DNA 

A construction labourer, who killed his pregnant wife and tried to kill his two children, was given death sentence on Friday morning by the district principal and session judge PD Desai.

The convict, Ramesh Mahipati Randive, 38, aresident of Old Vashi Naka, near Rankala Lake, killed his wife Ashwini on August 6, 2008. Ramesh had also tried to kill his three- year-old son Kedar and 10-year-old daughter Shubhangi. Ashwini was two months pregnant and was requesting Ramesh for abortion due their poor economic condition. The issue was creating frequent quarrels between the couple.Ashwini’s father Dhondiram Pawale persuaded Ramesh for abortion of Ashwini on August 5.

However, on the wee hours of August 6, Ramesh again started quarrelling with Ashwini. At that time Kedar, Shubhangi and Ramesh’s 16-year-old niece Sonali Kate were in the home. Ramesh rammed a wooden pestle five to six times on Ashwini’s head and she died on the spot. 

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_pune-court-gives-death-sentence-to-labourer-for-killing-wife_1521967 accessed on 09th January 2012

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