Thursday, December 20, 2018

Man gets death in 2012 triple murders (Maharashtra)

TNN | Aug 31, 2016, 02.52 PM IST
Vishwas Kothari

PUNE: An additional sessions court in the city has awarded death sentence to a man who killed his mother, wife and two-and-a-half-year-old daughter at Champaratna society in Wanowrie on October 4, 2012. The court also sentenced the convict Vishwajit Kerba Masalkar (29), a site manager with a housekeeping management firm, to life imprisonment for attempting to kill his 75-year-old neighbour, who had witnessed the attack on the deceased victims. An illicit affair with a girl led Masalkar to commit the murders, the police said. 

He initially tried to mislead the police in relation to the triple murders by lodging an FIR stating that armed unknown robbers had struck at his house between 3pm and 7.45pm on the day of the incident and killed his mother, wife, daughter besides, attacking his neighbour and decamping with cash and gold ornaments totally worth Rs 3.07 lakh. However, during investigations, the police recovered a pink pouch containing the stolen ornaments and kept behind his father's photograph in the house. In his interrogation that followed, the police established his illicit affair as the motive behind the triple murders. 

The same was later corroborated by the girl, with whom he had an affair, in her statement. The injured eye-witness too narrated to the police what he had seen at Masalkar's house and how he was attacked from behind by the convict with a hammer.

Source: (Accessed 20 December 2018)

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