A local court in Warangal awarded capital punishment to a migrant worker Sanjay Kumar Yadav of Bihar, holding him guilty in the sensational case of killing nine persons, including a three-year-old boy reported five months ago.
The First Additional District and Sessions Judge K. Jaya Kumar pronounced verdict in the case of nine gory killings.
On the 21st of May, Telangana’s Warangal rural district reported a mysterious death case of 9 people hailing from West Bengal, Bihar and Tripura.
While 6 people were from one family who shifted to Telangana from West Bengal 20 years back, the other 3 deceased people hailed from Bihar and Tripura.
According to the sources, the dead bodies were found on the 21st of May and the 22nd of May. The police first recovered four bodies on the 21st of May from the well and the remaining 5 bodies the next day (22nd of May.)
The family of 6 members identified as Mohammed Maqsood, his wife Nisha, their daughter Busra and sons Shabaz, Sohail and a three year old son, whose name is yet to be known. The other three deceased migrants were living in the next room to the family and are believed to have food together a night before.
Initially the case was suspected to be a suicide due to the economic crisis in the wake of the lockdown.
However, after an investigation, it is revealed Sanjay Kumar Jha with three of his friends allegedly killed the 9 migrants. Sanjay Kumar said he with his friends mixed a large dose of sleeping pills in the soft drink of the 9 people and later threw their bodies in the well.
He confessed to the crime and said he had a relationship with Busra who was separated from her husband.
However, Busra decided to end her relationship with Sanjay, which fumed him and led to the murder of the family. In addition, he also killed the three other migrants who had a close relationship with Busra’s family.
They executed their plan on the night of the 20th of May, when Maqsood hosted a party on his son’s birthday.
The investigators and prosecutors presented over 60 witnesses in the case along with circumstantial evidence to secure conviction to Sanjay
Sanjay is also accused of sexually assaulting the woman’s minor daughter and impregnating her. The Warangal police registered another case under section 376 (rape) of IPC and sections Five and Six of Prevention of Sexual Offences Against Children Act against Sanjay.
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