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I
NTHEHI
GHCOURTOFJ
UDI
CATUREATBOMBAY
CRI
MINALAPPELLATEJ
URI
SDI
CTI
ON

CRI
MINALAPPEALNO.851OF1998

Shashi
kantShantar
am Bhandar i
Aged-22Years,Occu-
F armer
,
Resi
dingatKatchaZopda
Sit
autedatChikkuwadi,Malvani
,
MaladWe st
,Mumbai -400095.
(AtPres
entYerwadaJ ail
). .
..
Appel
lant
(Ori
g.Accus
ed)
Ve
rsus

TheSt
ateofMahar
asht
ra .
..
Responde
nt
(
Orig.Complai
nant
)
.
..
APPEARANCES-
Mr.Ganes
hGolea/
w.Mr.Bhavi
nJainforAppel
lant
.
Mrs.M.M.Des
hmukh,APPforRes
pondent-
Stat
e.
.
..
CORAM : S.S.SHINDE&
N.B.SURYAWANSHI
,JJ
.

DATE-15th J
ANUARY
,2020.

J
UDGMENT [
PER:SSSHI
NDE,J
.]

1. Thi
sappe
ali
sdi
rec
tedagai
nstt
hej
udgme
ntandor
derdat
ed

21st Se
pte
mbe
r 1998 t
her
eby t
he ac
cus
ed/
appe
llant he
rei
n has be
en

c
onv
ict
edf
ort
heof
fenc
epuni
shabl
eunde
rSe
cti
on302ofI
ndi
anPe
nalCode

(
fors
hor
t‘I
PC’
).

2. Thepr
ose
cut
ionc
asei
nnut
sehl
lisasunde
r:-

OneVi
lasVi
shnuJ
oshi(
PW 1)
,the
nSubI
nspe
ctorofPol
ice
,

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at
tac
hedt
oMal
waniSub-
Pol
iceSt
ati
onwasondut
yasani
ghts
tat
ionhous
e

dut
yof
fi
ceron31/
5/1984s
inc
e8pm t
o8am.
,oneni
ghtpol
icei
nspe
ctor

and one Re
lie
fOf
fi
cerwe
re al
so pr
ese
ntatt
he pol
ices
tat
ion.Vi
nay
ak

Ghol
ap(
PW 6)
,thet
henPol
iceI
nspe
ctorofAdmi
nis
trat
ionwasondut
yon

31/
05/
1984 i
n Mal
vani Pol
ice St
ati
on as ni
ght Pol
iceI
nspe
ctor On

31/
05/
1984,whe
natabout9.
10pm t
heac
cus
edShas
hikantBhandar
icame

t
othepol
ices
tat
ionandnar
rat
edt
hei
nci
dentt
opol
iceof
fi
cerJ
oshi
,thathe

hadki
ll
edhi
sauntname
lyVat
sal
aatChi
kkuwadiwi
thas
ickl
e(aaut
).Af
ter

r
ece
iptofi
nfor
mat
ion Pol
iceof
fi
cerJ
oshi(
PW 2)l
odge
dac
ompl
ainton

be
hal
foft
heSt
ate
.Thes
aidc
ompl
ainti
satEx
hibi
t-
5,whi
chi
ssi
gne
dby

Pol
iceof
fi
cerJ
oshi(
PW 2) andP
.I
.Ghol
ap(
PW 6)
.Af
terr
ecor
dingt
heFI
R

pol
ice of
fi
cerGhol
ap r
egi
ste
redt
he c
rime v
ide C.
R.No.94/
84 f
ort
he

of
fenc
e puni
shabl
e unde
r Se
cti
on 302 of I
PC, agai
nstt
he ac
cus
ed.

The
reaf
ter
,P.
S.I
.Jos
hiand P
.I
.Ghol
ap i
nve
sti
gat
edt
he mat
ter
.Af
ter

r
egi
str
ati
onofc
rimeas
tat
iondi
arye
ntr
yoft
hei
nfor
mat
iongi
venbyt
he

ac
cus
edi
smadeatSr
.No.15.The
rea
fte
r,pol
iceof
fi
cerJ
oshi(
PW 1)had

t
ake
nin-
char
ge t
he bl
ood s
tai
neds
ickl
e(aaut
) Ar
ti
cle
-1,whi
ch was

pr
oduc
edbyt
heac
cus
edShas
hikantunde
rthes
eiz
urepanc
hnamabe
for
e

t
wopanc
hasandP
.I
.Ghol
ap(
PW 6)
.Thes
eiz
urepanc
hnamaofs
ickl
eisat

Ex
hibi
t-
21.Att
hes
amet
ime
,thec
lot
hesf
rom t
hepe
rsonofac
cus
eds
uchas

Ar
ti
cle3‘
col
lec
tiv
ely
’we
real
sot
ake
nin-
char
geofbypol
iceof
fi
cerJ
oshii
n

t
hepr
ese
nceofP
.I
.Ghol
ap.

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3. I
tist
hec
aseoft
hepr
ose
cut
iont
hat
,ac
cus
edShas
hikantmade

v
olunt
arydi
scl
osur
eint
hepol
ices
tat
ionbe
for
etwopanc
hast
hathewoul
d

s
how t
he pl
ace whe
ret
he de
ad body ofhi
sauntVat
sal
abaiwasl
ying.

Ac
cor
dingl
y,me
mor
andum ofac
cus
edShas
hikantasr
egar
dtodi
scov
eryof

pl
acewasr
ecor
dedi
nthepol
ices
tat
ioni
nthepr
ese
nceofpanc
hasandt
he

s
ame me
mor
andum i
satEx
hibi
t-
22.Af
terr
ecor
ding me
mor
andum t
he

ac
cus
ed Shas
hikantl
ed panc
hasand pol
icepar
tyt
othepl
acewhe
ret
he

de
adbodyofde
ceas
edVat
sal
awasl
ying.Theac
cus
edShas
hikantpoi
nte
d

outt
hes
potwhe
ret
hede
ad bodyofVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)wasl
yingaf
ter

r
eac
hingt
othes
potofChi
kkuwadi
.Pol
iceOf
fi
cerJ
oshi(
PW 1)dr
ewt
he

panc
hnamaoft
hepl
aceofof
fenc
eint
hepr
ese
nceoft
wopanc
haswhe
ret
he

de
ad body wasl
ying i
nthe pr
ese
nce ofP
.I
.Ghol
ap (
PW 6)
.The s
aid

panc
hnamaofdi
scov
eryofpl
aceofof
fenc
eisatEx
hibi
t-
22-
A.Af
tert
he

i
nque
stpanc
hnamaofde
adbodyofVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)wasdr
awnatt
hat

t
imec
ert
ainar
ti
cle
swe
ret
ake
nin-
char
geunde
rthes
aidi
nque
stpanc
hnama

(
Exhi
bit
-28)
.Thos
ear
ti
cle
swe
repai
rofChappal
sofLat
a(PW 3)Ar
ti
cle
-2

c
oll
ect
ive
ly.
,pai
rofc
happal
sofVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)Ar
ti
cle
-4c
oll
ect
ive
ly.

The
reaf
terpol
iceof
fi
cerJ
oshi
,pol
iceof
fi
cerGhol
apandac
cus
edShas
hikant

c
amet
othepol
ices
tat
ionbyde
put
ingaguar
dne
art
hede
adbodyofVat
sal
a

(
dec
eas
ed)
.The
reaf
ter
,pol
iceof
fi
cerJ
oshi(
PW 1)s
entt
hede
ad bodyof

Vat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)f
orpos
tmor
tem and att
hatt
imehehad t
oldt
othe

c
ons
tabl
etot
akec
har
geoft
hec
lot
hesoft
hede
ceas
edandac
cor
dingl
ythe

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s
aidc
ons
tabl
etook c
har
geoft
hec
lot
hesoft
heVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)and

pr
oduc
edi
tbe
for
epol
iceof
fi
cerJ
oshi
.Thec
lot
hesofVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)ar
e

atAr
ti
cle
-5c
oll
ect
ive
ly.The e
arr
ingsand bangl
esbe
longi
ng t
o Vat
sal
a

(
dec
eas
ed)ar
emar
kedatAr
ti
cle6c
oll
ect
ive
ly.Whi
ledr
awi
ngt
hei
nque
st

panc
hnamapol
iceof
fi
cerhadt
ake
nin-
char
gebl
oodmi
xede
art
hands
impl
e

e
art
hfr
om t
he pl
ace of i
nci
dent
. The
reaf
ter
, dur
ing t
he c
our
se of

i
nve
sti
gat
ionpol
iceof
fi
cerJ
oshir
ecor
dedt
hes
tat
eme
ntofNi
ti
n(PW 2)and

Lat
a(PW 3)i
nthepr
ese
nceofpol
iceof
fi
cerGhol
ap(
PW 6)i
nthepol
ice

s
tat
ionon01/
06/
1984.Al
lthes
eiz
edar
ti
cle
swe
res
entt
otheChe
mic
al

anal
yze
r,s
oal
so,t
heac
cus
edwasal
sos
entt
oNagpadaPol
iceHos
pit
alf
or

e
xami
nat
ion.Subs
eque
ntl
y,t
he c
hemi
calanal
yse
rsr
epor
tExhi
bit
-6 was

r
ece
ive
dbypol
iceof
fi
cerGhol
ap.Af
terc
oll
ect
ingne
ces
sar
ydoc
ume
ntss
uch

aspos
tmor
tem not
esandot
herdoc
ume
nts
,P.
I.Ghol
ap(
PW 6)s
ubmi
tt
ed

t
hec
har
ges
hee
taf
terc
ompl
eti
onofi
nve
sti
gat
ionagai
nstt
heac
cus
edon

30/
08/
1984 i
n t
he Me
tropol
it
an Magi
str
ate
’s Cour
t. The l
ear
ned

Me
tropol
it
an Magi
str
atec
ommi
tt
edt
hec
aset
otheCour
tofSe
ssi
onson

30/
08/
1984.Le
arne
d Se
ssi
onsCour
tfr
ame
dchar
geagai
nstt
heac
cus
ed

unde
rSe
cti
on302ofI
PC,i
tsc
ont
ent
swe
rer
eadov
erande
xpl
aine
dtot
he

ac
cus
ed.Theac
cus
edpl
eade
dnotgui
lt
ytot
hec
har
geandc
lai
medt
obe

t
ri
ed.Thede
fenc
eofac
cus
edi
soft
otalde
nial
.Theac
cus
eds
tat
edi
nhi
s

s
tat
eme
ntr
ecor
dedunde
rSe
cti
on313ofCodeofCr
imi
nalPr
oce
dur
ethat
,

hei
sinnoc
entandhehasnotc
ommi
tt
edanyof
fenc
easal
lege
dbyt
hepol
ice

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andhehasbe
enf
als
elyi
mpl
icat
edi
nthi
scas
e.He
nce
,thi
sappe
al.

4. Le
arne
dcouns
elf
ort
heappe
llanti
nvi
tesourat
tent
iont
othe

not
esofe
vide
nceands
ubmi
tst
hat
,ev
ide
nceofNi
ti
n(PW 2)andLat
a(PW

3)i
snott
rus
twor
thy
,si
ncet
her
e ar
e mat
eri
alc
ont
radi
cti
onsi
nthe
ir

e
vide
nce
.The
rewasno l
ightand asa r
esul
tthe
rewasno que
sti
on of

wi
tne
ssi
ng t
heal
lege
dinc
ide
ntwhe
nthe
rewasdar
katt
hes
potoft
he

i
nci
dent
.The C.
A.r
epor
tcannotbe r
eli
ed upon asi
thasc
ome i
nthe

e
vide
nceofVi
lasJ
oshi(
PW 1)t
hat
,al
lthebl
ood s
tai
nedc
lot
heswe
re

pac
kedt
oge
the
r.Noi
nde
pende
ntwi
tne
ssbr
oughtbe
for
etheCour
ttos
how

t
hatLat
a(PW 3)wasac
company
ingVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)i
nMal
wanimar
ket
.

Admi
ssi
onofLat
a(PW 3)f
als
if
iest
hepr
ese
nceofLat
a(PW 3)andNi
ti
n

(
PW 2)wi
thVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)att
het
imeofal
lege
dinc
ide
nt.Thewi
tne
ss

wasgi
venpol
ices
tat
eme
ntt
ome
mor
izet
hef
act
sbe
for
est
epi
ngi
nwi
tne
ss

boxwhi
chi
snotpe
rmi
ssi
ble
.Anus
ayawasnote
xami
nedt
ocor
robor
ate

e
vide
nceofNi
ti
n(PW 2)andLat
a(PW 3)
.Onc
ethes
ubs
tant
ivepi
eceof

e
vide
ncei
sdi
sbe
lie
ved,t
hepr
ose
cut
ionc
asewoul
dnots
tand.The
ref
ore
,

l
ear
nedc
ouns
els
ubmi
tst
hat
,appe
llantde
ser
vest
obeac
qui
tt
edofal
lthe

c
har
ges
.

5. Le
arne
dAPPappe
ari
ngf
orRe
sponde
nt-
Stat
ere
lyi
ngupont
he

f
indi
ngsr
ecor
dedbyt
heTr
ialCour
tandnot
esofe
vide
nces
ubmi
tst
hat
,the

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Tr
ialCour
thasr
ight
lybe
lie
vedt
hee
vide
nceoft
woe
yewi
tne
sse
sandot
her

e
vide
nce
.Thepr
ose
cut
ionhase
stabl
is
hedt
hec
asebe
yondt
her
eas
onabl
e

doubtand t
her
efor
e,t
he appe
alf
il
ed by t
he appe
llantde
ser
vest
o be

di
smi
sse
d.

6. I
nor
dert
ofi
ndoutwhe
the
rthede
athwashomi
ci
dal
,sui
cidal

orac
cide
ntal
,thepr
ose
cut
ione
xami
nedDr
.Subhas
hKhanol
kar(
PW 4)
.He

s
tat
edi
nhi
sex
ami
nat
ioni
nchi
eft
hat
,si
nce1982t
o1987hewasat
tac
hed

t
oJuhuAddi
ti
onalCor
onr
’sCour
tasaMe
dic
alOf
fi
cer
.On01.
06.
1984a

de
adbodyofSmt
.Vat
sal
aGopi
nat
hKi
niwasbr
oughtbypol
icec
ons
tabl
e

buc
kleNo.12626/
G.D.ofMal
waniPol
iceSt
ati
onatabout2.
00a.
m.f
orpos
t

mor
tem.Ont
hev
erys
amedayhec
onduc
tedaut
ops
yont
hede
adbodyof

Vat
sal
aKi
ni(
dec
eas
ed)i
nbe
twe
en1.
00p.
m.t
o3.
00p.
m.Whi
lepe
rfor
ming

pos
tmor
tem ont
hede
adbodyofSmt
.Vat
sal
ahehadnot
ice
dthef
oll
owi
ng

e
xte
rna
linj
uri
es,whi
ch hehad me
nti
one
dinc
olumn no.17 oft
hepos
t

mor
tem not
es.

(
I) I
nci
sedwoundonr
ights
ideofne
ckbe
low mandi
blee
xte
ndi
ng

f
rom mi
dli
ne t
ojus
tbe
low angl
e ofr
ightmandi
ble
.The wound was

t
rans
ver
se.Br
edt
h4.
0cm.de
pth8.
0cm.Ant
eri
orl
ythy
roi
dcar
ti
lager
ight

s
idewasc
uti
nte
rve
ningmus
cle
s,bl
oodv
ess
elsandne
rve
swe
rec
ut,de
ep

upt
ove
rte
bralc
olumnc
hippi
ngt
het
rans
ver
sepr
oce
ssofv
ert
ebr
ae.Le
ngt
h

was10.
0cm.

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(
II) I
nci
sedwoundr
ights
ideofne
ckbe
low i
njur
yno.(
1).Apor
ti
on

wasi
ntac
tski
nfoundbe
twe
ent
het
wowounds
,woundwase
xte
ndi
ngon

bac
kofne
ckandonl
efts
ideofne
ck.Thewoundwasde
epupt
ove
rte
bral

c
olumn c
utt
ing t
he bodi
es of and t
rans
ver
se pr
oce
sse
s of v
ert
ebr
ae.

Ant
eri
orl
ywounde
xte
nde
dupt
osupr
ast
enalnot
ch.Al
lst
ruc
tur
eswe
rec
ut.

(
III
)Inc
ise
dwoundbac
kofl
efte
lbow,5.
0cm × 1.
0cm.s
kinde
ep.

(
IV) I
nci
seds
tabwoundov
erl
efts
capul
arr
egi
on,obl
ique
,5.
0cm×

2.
5cm and7.
0cmf
rom t
hemi
dli
ne.Woundwasope
ningi
nthet
hor
aci
c

c
avi
ty
.

(
V) I
nci
seds
tabwoundl
efts
ideofbac
kin6th s
pac
emi
dsc
apul
ar

l
ine
,8.
0cmf
rom mi
dli
ne.2.
5cm × 1.
0cm ope
ningi
nthor
aci
ccav
ity
.

(
VI)I
nci
sess
tabwoundr
ights
idebac
kme
dialt
osc
apul
ar2.
5cmf
rom

mi
dli
ne,3× 2.
0cm ope
ningi
nthor
aci
ccav
ity
.

Hes
tat
edt
hat
,al
labov
eme
nti
one
dinj
uri
eswe
reant
emor
tem

i
nnat
ure
.

7. Dr
.Subhas
h(PW 4)al
so not
ice
dfol
lowi
ng i
nte
rnali
njur
ies

whi
le pe
rfor
ming t
he pos
tmor
tem on t
he de
ad body ofSmt
.Vat
sal
a

(
dec
eas
ed)
.

(
I) Ne
cks
truc
tur
e-Al
lst
ruc
tur
esonr
ights
ideofne
ckwe
rec
utdue

t
oex
ter
nali
njur
iesno.(
1)and(
2).Thei
njur
ieswe
regapi
ngwoundswi
th

bl
oodc
lot
s.

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(
II) Thor
ax-Le
ft2nd and 3rd r
ibswe
rec
utpos
ter
iour
ly due t
o

e
xte
rna
linj
ur 4)6th i
y no.( nte
rcos
tals
pac
epos
ter
ior
lyv
ert
ical
ly duet
o

e
xte
rna
linj
uryno.(
5).Ri
ghtt
hyr
oidc
art
il
agewasc
utt
rans
ver
sel
yduet
o

e
xte
rna
linj
ury no.(
1).Ri
ght l
ung was i
njur
edi
n api
cal
.Le
ftl
ung

pe
net
rat
edt
hroughandt
hroughi
nuppe
rlobe
.Le
ftl
owe
rlungpunc
tur
edi
n

l
owe
rlobe
.

(
III
) Spi
ne and Spi
nalCode
-Bodi
esand t
rans
ver
se pr
oce
sse
sof

c
erv
icalv
ert
ebr
aec
utonr
ights
ideduet
oex
ter
nali
njur
yno.(
2).

Hef
urt
hers
tat
est
hat
,thec
umul
ati
vee
ffe
ctofe
xte
rnalaswe
ll

asi
nte
rnali
njur
iesme
nti
one
dabov
eiss
uff
ici
enti
ntheor
dinar
ycour
seof

nat
uret
ocaus
ethede
athofSmt
.Vat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)
.Thee
xte
rnali
njur
ies

al
ongwi
thi
nte
rnali
njur
iesc
an bepos
sibl
ebys
har
pedge
d we
apon l
ike

s
ickl
e,kni
fee
tc.Hes
tat
edt
hat
,ex
ter
nalaswe
llasi
nte
rnali
njur
iesc
anbe

pos
sibl
ebyar
ti
cleno.1-
si
ckl
e.Hes
tat
edt
hat
,inhi
sopi
niont
hec
aus
eof

de
ath ofSmt
.Vat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)wasduet
o mul
ti
ples
tab i
njur
ieswi
th

s
har
pedge
dwe
apon.Whi
lec
onduc
tingt
hepos
tmor
tem ont
hede
adbody

ofVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)
,he had pr
ese
rve
dthe bl
ood f
or gr
oupi
ng,and

s
ubs
eque
ntl
y he had s
enti
tto C.
A.The
reaf
ter
,he r
ece
ive
d C.
A.r
epor
t

r
egar
dingt
hegr
oupi
ngofbl
oodofVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)
.

8. I
nhi
scr
osse
xami
nat
ion,Dr
.Subhas
h(PW4)s
tat
edt
hate
xce
pt

i
njur
yNo.
3theot
heri
njur
iesme
nti
one
dinc
olumnno.
17we
rede
ep. He

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hasnotme
nti
one
dthede
pthofi
njur
yno.
1int
hec
ert
if
icat
ehowe
verhe

s
tat
edt
hati
twasappr
oxi
mat
ely4c
m.i
nde
ep.Hewasnoti
napos
iti
ont
o

s
ayt
hatt
hei
njur
yNo.
4wass
trai
ghtornot
,howe
veri
tmus
thav
ebe
en

mor
eorl
esss
trai
ght
.Hes
tat
edt
hati
njur
yNo.
4canbepos
sibl
ebykni
fe.

Howe
ver
,theMe
dic
alOf
fi
ceri
snots
uret
hati
fthei
njur
yisc
aus
edwi
th

Ar
ti
cleNo.
1i.
e.t
hes
ickl
e,i
tse
xte
rnalandi
nte
rnals
hapewoul
dbeofc
urv
e.

Heopi
nedt
hatt
hei
njur
ycaus
edwi
thanys
har
pedge
dwe
aponandwi
th

ar
ti
cleno.
1si
ckl
emus
tbeoneandt
hes
amei
nsi
zei
fcaus
edonne
ck.He

admi
tt
edt
hathedi
dnotme
nti
ont
hede
pthofi
njur
yno.
1inc
ent
ime
ter
.

9. The pr
ose
cut
ion e
xami
ned Ni
ti
n Pat
il(
PW 2)
.In hi
s

e
xami
nat
ioni
nchi
efhes
tat
edt
hat
,int
hey
ear1984hi
sagewas11y
ear
s.

I
nthey
ear1984hewasr
esi
dingatChi
kuwadi
,Mal
wani
,Mal
ad(
Wes
t)wi
th

hi
saunt
y-Vat
sal
a.Hehadbe
enr
esi
dingwi
thVat
sal
aMaws
his
inc
eabout5

y
ear
spr
iort
o1984.On10/
05/
1984hewe
ntt
ohi
sanot
heraunt
y-Anus
aya

Maws
hiwho r
esi
ded atThane
.On 31/
05/
1984 he
,Anus
aya Maws
hi,

Lat
abai
-daughe
r of Anus
aya Maws
hi,and Mahe
ndr
a-s
on of Anus
aya

Maws
hir
etur
nedbac
ktoChi
kuwadi
,Mal
wani
,toVat
sal
aMaws
hi.Atabout

7.
00t
o7.
15pm.
,Vat
sal
aMaws
hiandLat
ataiwe
nti
nsi
deMal
waniv
ill
age

f
ormaki
ngs
omepur
chas
e.He
,Mahe
ndr
aandAnus
ayaMaws
hiwai
tedi
n

t
he hous
e ofVat
sal
a.Af
ters
ome
time Shas
hic
ame t
o Vat
sal
a Maws
hi’
s

Zopda,r
unni
ng.Shas
hiwasknownt
ohi
m ashewast
hene
phe
w ofVat
sal
a

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Maws
hi.Shas
hii
sthes
onofVat
sal
aMaws
hi’
shus
band’
sbr
othe
r.Att
hat

t
imeShas
hiwaswe
ari
ngr
edc
olourhal
fpant
.Hehadputac
lot
heov
erhi
s

body
.Hewashav
ing‘
Aaut
’.Aauti
sani
nst
rume
ntwhi
chi
sus
edf
orc
utt
ing

gr
assort
ree
s.I
tiss
har
pins
trume
nt.Shas
hias
ked,ass
oonashee
nte
redt
he

hut
,ast
owhe
reVat
sal
aNaniwas
.Ons
eei
ngShas
hiAnus
ayaMaws
higot

f
ri
ght
ene
dands
hee
mbr
ace
dNi
ti
n(PW 2)andMahe
ndr
a.Ni
ti
nPat
il(
PW

2)t
oldShas
hit
hatVat
sal
aMaws
hihadgonet
o‘naka’
.Anus
ayaMaws
hiwas

f
ri
ght
ene
dand s
tar
teds
ayi
ngt
hatwear
egue
sts
.Shas
hit
hen mov
edhi
s

ne
ckupanddownandt
henl
eft
.Anus
ayaMaws
hias
kedhi
m ast
owhohe

was
,whe
nhei
nfor
medt
hat
,hewast
hene
phe
w ofVat
sal
aMav
shiandt
hat

heal
way
sus
edt
othr
eat
enVat
sal
aMaws
hiandt
ole
avet
hepl
aceandgo

away
.The
reaf
ter
,Anus
ayaMaws
his
tar
tedc
ooki
ng t
hef
ood.Butatt
hat

t
ime
,al
so,s
hewasmaki
ngi
nqui
ryaboutVat
sal
aMaws
hiandLat
a.

Af
ters
omet
ime
,hewe
ntt
ose
east
owhe
reVat
sal
aMaws
hiand

Lat
awe
re.Heme
tthe
m atMal
waninaka.The
ywe
res
tandi
ngt
her
e.Att
hat

t
imeal
so,hehadc
ove
redhi
sbodywi
thabi
gcl
othepi
ece
.HeandLat
awe
re

wal
kingt
oge
the
rtal
kingt
oeac
hot
herandVat
sal
awaswal
king2/
3st
eps

be
hind t
hem.The
y had bar
elyt
rav
ele
d hal
fthe way
,whe
n he he
ard

s
ome
bodyt
hre
ate
ningMaws
hi.Het
urne
dbac
kands
aw t
hatt
heac
cus
ed

waspul
li
ngt
hebas
ketont
hehe
adofVat
sal
aMaws
hi.Hewasf
ri
ght
ene
d

andhes
toppe
dthe
rei
tse
lf.Att
hatt
ime
,Shas
higav
eabl
ow wi
tht
he‘
Aaut

ont
hene
ckofVat
sal
aMaws
hi.Lat
ataiqui
ckl
ywe
ntt
owar
dsMaws
hiand

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e
mbr
ace
dhe
r.Theac
cus
edt
hre
ate
nedLat
ataial
sot
hati
fshewoul
dcome

ahe
ad,s
hewoul
dal
sobeki
ll
ed.Whe
nLat
atail
eftMaws
hi,t
heac
cus
edgav
e

anot
herbl
ow wi
tht
he‘
Aaut
’on t
hene
ckofMaws
hi.Maws
hif
elldown

c
ryi
ng‘
Mel
i,Me
li’
.Hes
tar
tedc
ryi
ng.Ev
enaf
terMaws
hihadf
all
endown,

t
heac
cus
edwasgi
vingbl
owsbyt
he‘
Aaut
’onhe
rbac
k.Lat
atait
henc
aught

t
hehandofNi
ti
n(PW 2)andt
heys
tar
tedr
unni
ng.The
ywe
ntt
oVat
sla

Maws
hi’
shous
eandna
rrat
edwhat
eve
rhappe
nedt
oAnus
ayaMaws
hi.The
n,

Ni
ti
n(PW 2)
,Lat
atai
,Mahe
ndr
a and Anus
aya Maws
hic
ame r
unni
ng

t
owar
dsMal
waniNaka.The
ycaughtar
iks
haw t
her
eandc
amet
oVi
shnu

mamaatMal
ad.Vi
shnumamai
sVat
sal
aMaws
hi’
sbr
othe
randhi
smat
ernal

unc
le.Shet
oldwhathadhappe
nedt
oVi
shnuMama.Vi
shnuMamaas
ked

Anus
ayaMaws
hit
owai
tathi
sre
side
nceonl
yass
hewasf
ri
ght
ene
d.Ni
ti
n

(
PW 2)
,Lat
atai
,Vi
shnuMamaandhi
swi
fec
amet
oMal
wanipol
ices
tat
ion

byr
iks
haw.Vi
shnuMamawe
nti
nsi
det
hepol
ices
tat
ionandaf
tert
hehe

c
ameout
,the
yagai
nwe
ntt
oChi
kuwadi
.The
ret
heys
aw t
heac
cus
edhad

al
ready be
en appr
ehe
nde
d by t
he pol
ice
.Ni
ti
n(PW 2)al
sos
aw pol
ice

maki
ngs
omewr
it
ingsbys
tandi
ngbyt
hes
ideofVat
sal
aMaws
hi.

Hef
urt
hers
tat
edt
hat
,lat
eint
heni
ghtt
heywe
ntt
oMal
wani

pol
ices
tat
ion.Hi
sst
ate
mentwasr
ecor
dedbyt
hepol
ice
.Pol
icet
oldt
hemt
o

go t
o hous
eal
ongwi
th Vi
shnu mama.Ni
ti
n(PW 2)s
tat
edt
hat
,hec
an

i
dent
if
ythe‘
Aaut
’ifs
hownt
ohi
m.Hec
annotgi
veanyde
scr
ipt
ione
xce
pt

t
hati
twasabi
g one
.Itwasabout1 ½ f
eeti
nle
ngt
h.Hes
tat
edt
hat
,

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appr
oxi
mat
elyt
hebl
adec
oul
dbe1t
o1½ f
eet
.Thewi
dthoft
hebl
adewas

t
hes
ameasi
sge
ner
all
yofal
lthe‘
Aaut
s’
.Bot
hthee
dge
soft
hebl
adeof


Aaut
’we
res
har
p.Hes
tat
edt
hat
,hec
anal
soi
dent
if
ythec
lot
hesbywhi
ch

t
heac
cus
edhadc
ove
redbody
,buthedi
dnotr
eme
mbe
rthec
oloroft
he

c
lot
he.

10. Ni
ti
n(PW 2)wasc
ros
sex
ami
nedbyt
hede
fenc
eatl
engt
h.He

s
tat
edt
hat
,hedi
dnotgi
vet
hede
scr
ipt
ionof‘
Aaut
’tot
hepol
ice
.Hedi
dnot

s
eet
he ‘
Aaut
’for t
he t
hir
dti
me whe
nthe
y had gone t
o Chi
kuwadi

af
ter
war
dswhe
ret
hepol
icewe
remaki
ngs
omewr
it
ings
,thoughi
tisc
orr
ect

t
hathehads
eent
hes
aid‘
Aaut
’twi
cebe
for
e.Hef
urt
hers
tat
edt
hat
,hehad

nots
eent
hehandl
eof‘
Aaut
’ast
heac
cus
edhadbe
enhol
dingi
tinhi
shands
.

Heac
cept
edas
ugge
sti
ont
hat
,suc
h‘Aaut
s’ar
eav
ail
abl
eint
hemar
ketand

hehass
eens
imi
larar
ti
cle
sinhi
svi
ll
age
.Heac
cept
edas
ugge
sti
ont
hat
,


Aaut
s’ar
esi
mil
ari
nappe
aranc
eand‘
Aaut
’isnott
otal
lydi
ssi
mil
arhadbe
en

s
hownt
ohi
mins
teadofAr
ti
cleNo.1.Headmi
tt
edt
hat
,hene
veri
dent
if
ied

t
hec
lot
hesor‘
Aaut
’si
ncet
hepol
icedi
dnots
how hi
mcl
othe
sor‘
Aaut
’.He

admi
tt
edt
hat
,att
het
imeofi
nci
denthedi
dnotnot
icewhi
chc
lot
heswe
re

wor
ebyt
heac
cus
ed.Hes
tat
edt
hat
,ther
oadwhi
chgoe
sfr
om t
hei
rhous
e

t
oMal
waniNakadoe
snothav
eanys
tre
etl
ight
.Hehadnodoc
ume
ntst
o

s
how t
hatatt
het
imeofi
nci
denthewasr
esi
dingwi
thVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)
.

Hes
tat
edt
othepol
icet
hat
,ac
cus
edc
amet
o hi
sre
side
ncehowe
ver
,he

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c
annotas
signanyr
eas
onast
o,whyt
hepol
iceof
fi
cerdi
dnotr
ecor
dthes
aid

f
acti
nhi
spol
ices
tat
eme
nt.Hes
pec
ifi
cal
lyadmi
tt
edt
hat
,“i
tist
ruet
haton

t
hedat
eofi
nci
dentt
her
ewe
reno l
ight
son t
hes
tre
etf
rom t
heMar
ve

j
unc
tiont
oChi
kuwadi
.Ihads
eenatmybac
ksi
debe
caus
ethebas
ketwas

be
ingpul
led.
”Hedi
dnotr
eme
mbe
rwhe
the
rtheac
cus
edwasgi
vingabus
es

t
oVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)att
het
imeofi
nci
dent
.Att
het
imeofal
lege
dinc
ide
nt,

hewasc
aughthol
dbyLat
a.Headmi
tt
edt
hat
,hedi
dnotr
usht
ocat
chhol
d

t
heVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)af
ters
hes
lumpe
dtot
hegr
ound.Hes
tat
edt
hat
,Lat
a

f
ellonVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)af
terVat
sal
asl
umpe
dtot
hegr
ound.Hes
tat
ed

t
hat
,af
tert
hatac
cus
eddi
dgi
vebl
ow t
oVat
sal
aaf
ters
hes
lumpe
dtot
he

gr
ound.Agai
nhes
ayst
hat
,ac
cus
edf
urt
heras
saul
tedVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)on

he
rbac
kaf
ters
hes
lumpe
dtot
hegr
ound.I
tdi
dsohappe
nthat
,Lat
afe
llon

t
hepe
rsonofVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)af
ters
hes
lumpe
dont
hegr
oundandt
hen

t
heac
cus
edt
oldLat
athats
hes
houl
dge
the
rse
lfas
ideot
her
wis
eac
cus
ed

wi
llki
llhe
r.I
tdi
dnots
ohappe
nthatac
cus
edgav
e2-
3st
roke
sont
hene
ck

ofVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)af
ters
hes
lumpe
dtot
hegr
ound.

11. I
fthee
vide
nceoft
hiswi
tne
ssi
scons
ide
redi
nit
sent
ir
ety
,it

doe
snoti
nspi
rec
onf
ide
ncei
nasmuc
hasi
tisnotc
lea
rthatr
eal
lyhehas

s
eent
hei
nci
dents
inc
eac
cor
dingt
othepr
ose
cut
ion c
aset
her
ewe
reno

l
ight
s att
he s
potoft
he i
nci
dent
.He admi
tt
edt
hat
,he has no any

doc
ume
ntar
yev
ide
ncet
oshow t
hathewasr
esi
dingwi
thVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)

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att
her
ele
vantt
ime
.Att
her
ele
vantt
ime
,hewasof11 y
ear
sand has

c
lai
medt
hat
,hewe
ntal
lthewayal
oneatt
heni
ghtt
imet
ose
arc
hVat
sal
a

maws
hi(
dec
eas
ed)andLat
a(PW 3) atMal
waniNakat
hrought
hepat
h

whi
chwasdar
kandhadnos
tre
etl
ight
s,i
sdi
ff
icul
ttobe
lie
ve.I
tisdi
ff
icul
t

t
oimagi
net
hatNi
ti
n(PW 2)wasabl
etode
scr
ibet
heas
saul
twi
th“
Aaut
”at

v
ari
ouspar
tsoft
hebodyandal
soi
dent
if
iedt
hes
amei
nCour
twhe
nithas

c
omeonr
ecor
dthati
twasc
ompl
etedar
kandt
her
ewe
renos
tre
etl
ight
s,i
t

wasKac
chhar
oad and had t
ree
son bot
hsi
desoft
her
oad.Hedi
d not

i
dent
if
ythec
lot
hest
heac
cus
ed waswe
ari
ngatt
het
imeofi
nci
dent
.He

admi
tt
edt
hatt
her
ewe
renos
tre
etl
ight
sont
her
oadwhi
chgoe
sfr
om hous
e

ofVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)t
oMal
waniNaka.

12. Thepr
ose
cut
ione
xami
nedMr
s.Lat
aPandhar
inat
hKol
i(PW 3)
.

Shes
tat
edi
nhe
rex
ami
nat
ioni
nchi
eft
hat
,be
for
ehe
rmar
riages
hewas

r
esi
dingwi
thhe
rfat
her
,mot
her
,br
othe
rands
ist
er.OneNi
ti
nPat
ili
she
r

c
ous
ini
.e.s
onofhe
rmot
her
’ss
ist
er.Heus
edt
ore
sideatMal
wani
,Mal
ad

wi
thhe
rMaws
hi-
Vat
sal
a.I
nMay1984Ni
ti
nhadc
omet
ore
sidewi
tht
hem

atThane
.On31/
05/
1984Ni
ti
nandt
heyal
li.
e.s
hehe
rse
lf,he
ryounge
r

br
othe
rMahe
ndr
a and he
rmot
herAnus
aya we
ntt
ore
sideatMal
wani
,

Mal
adwi
thVat
sal
aMaws
hi.The
yre
ache
dVat
sal
aMaws
hi’
shous
eatabout

4.
30p.
m.Vat
sal
aMaws
hiwasi
nthehous
eonl
y.Atabout7.
00t
o7.
15p.
m.,

s
hehe
rse
lfandVat
sal
aMaws
hil
eftt
hehous
eforpur
chas
ings
ome‘
mac
hhi

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and v
ege
tabl
es.The
y we
ntt
o Mal
waniBaz
ar.He
r mot
her
,Ni
ti
n and

Mahe
drar
emai
nedi
nthehous
eonl
y.The
ymadepur
chas
eatt
heMal
wani

Baz
ar.The
yhadpur
chas
edv
ege
tabl
esandmac
hhi
.Att
henakat
heys
aw

Shas
hi.The
ywe
rer
etur
ningbac
ktoVat
sal
aMaws
hi’
shous
e.Ont
henaka

t
heyme
tNi
ti
n(PW 2)
.Shehe
rse
lfandNi
ti
nwe
rewal
kingt
oge
the
rtal
king

t
oeac
hot
her
.Two,t
hre
est
epsbe
hindt
hem Vat
sal
aMaws
hiwaswal
king.

Shewasc
arr
yingabas
ketonhe
rhe
ad.Att
hatt
ime
,shehe
ardnoi
seof

s
omet
hingf
all
ingandt
urne
dar
ound.Shes
aw t
hatt
heac
cus
edhadpul
led

downt
hebas
ketont
hehe
adofVat
sal
aMaws
hiwi
tht
he‘
Aaut
’whi
chhewas

hol
ding.Theac
cus
eds
aid‘
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ebl
ow byt
he

t
heAautont
hene
ckofVat
sal
aMaws
hi.Maws
his
hout
eds
ayi
ng‘
Aai

.She

r
ushe
dtowar
dsMaws
hi,andasMaws
hihadf
all
endowns
het
hre
w he
rse
lf

on he
rbody
.Theac
cus
edr
epe
ate
dlygav
ebl
owst
oVat
sal
aMaws
hi.The

ac
cus
edt
hre
ate
ned he
rthats
hes
houl
d notc
omei
n hi
swayore
lsehe

woul
dki
llhe
ral
so.Howe
ver
,shec
ont
inue
dtoc
lingt
oVat
sal
aMaws
hif
or

s
omet
ime
.Theac
cus
edgav
e2or3bl
owsont
hene
ckofVat
sal
aMaws
hi.

Vat
sal
aMaws
his
hout
ed‘
Aai
,Aai
,Me
li,Me
li’
.The
reaf
ter
,sheandNi
ti
n(PW

2)l
eftt
hatpl
ace and we
ntt
o Vat
sal
a Maws
hi’
shous
e.Whi
ler
unni
ng

c
happalofLat
a(PW 3)s
li
ppe
dfr
om he
rfe
etandr
emai
nedt
her
e.The
nthe
y

na
rrat
edt
hei
nci
dent
,tohe
rbr
othe
r.

The
reaf
ter
,shehe
rse
lf,he
rmot
her
,Ni
ti
n(PW 2)andMahe
ndr
a

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we
ntt
oVi
shnuMamaatMal
adbyr
iks
haw.Thei
nci
dentwasr
epor
tedt
o

Vi
shnuMama.The
rea
fte
r,Vi
shnuMama,hi
swi
feands
hehe
rse
lfandNi
ti
n

we
ntt
opol
ices
tat
ioni
nar
iks
haw andr
epor
tedt
hemat
ter
.He
rmot
herhad

be
en wai
ti
ngatVi
shnu Mama’
shous
eonl
y.The
reaf
tert
heywe
ntt
othe

pl
ace
,al
ongwi
tht
hepol
icewhe
ret
hede
adbodyhadbe
enl
ying.Att
hat

pl
acei
nqui
ri
eswe
re made wi
th he
rby t
he pol
ice
.He
rst
ate
mentwas

r
ecor
ded.The
rea
fte
r,s
hewasc
all
edatt
hepol
ices
tat
ionon04/
06/
1984.

Pol
ices
howe
dhe
r,he
rpl
ast
icc
happal
swr
appe
dinKhakipape
randas
ked

he
r,whe
the
rsai
dfoot
wear
sbe
longe
dtohe
r.Shehadont
hedayofi
nci
dent

i
tse
lfhande
dov
erhe
rbl
oods
tai
nedf
roc
ktot
hepol
icewhe
nthe
yhadgone

t
othepol
ices
tat
ional
ongwi
thVi
shnuMama.

13. Shef
urt
hers
tat
edt
hat
,on31/
05/
1984whe
nthe
yhadgone

al
ongwi
thVi
shnuMamane
art
hede
adbodys
hedi
dnotr
eme
mbe
r,whe
the
r

any
bodye
lsewast
her
eass
hewasunde
rthei
nfl
uenc
eofme
mor
iesoft
he

s
aidi
nci
dentt
hats
hehade
xpe
rie
nce
d.Shewasnotabl
etogi
vede
scr
ipt
ion

ofhe
rfr
ockwhi
chs
hehande
dov
ert
othepol
ice
.He
rchappal
swe
repl
ast
ic

c
happal
swhi
ch ar
eus
edi
nther
ainys
eas
on.Shec
annotgi
veanyot
her

de
scr
ipt
ion.Shewi
llhowe
verbeabl
etoi
dent
if
ythec
happal
sandf
roc
k.She

s
tat
edt
hat
,he
rst
ate
mentwasr
ecor
dedbyt
hepol
iceandr
eadov
ert
ohe
r.

Shekne
wtheac
cus
edpe
rsons
inc
epr
iort
othei
nci
dent
,ass
heus
edt
ose
e

hi
m whe
nsheus
edt
ogot
oVat
sal
aMaws
hi.Theac
cus
edi
sthene
phe
w of

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Vat
sal
aMaws
hi.

14. Lat
a(PW 3) s
tat
edi
n he
rcr
osse
xami
nat
ion t
hat
,Vat
sal
a

(
dec
eas
ed)andhe
rse
lfpur
chas
edv
ege
tabl
esandt
hos
ewe
rei
nthebas
ket

(
Topl
i)
,whi
ch waswi
th Vat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)whe
nshe wasas
saul
ted.I
t

appe
arst
hat
,ve
get
abl
esorf
rui
tshav
enotbe
ens
eenatt
hes
potofi
nci
dent

byc
onc
erne
dpol
iceof
fi
cerandt
othate
ffe
ctt
her
eisnome
nti
oni
nthes
pot

panc
hnama.I
nhe
rcr
osse
xami
nat
ions
hef
urt
hers
tat
edt
hat
,shedi
dnots
ee

s
pec
ifi
cal
lyv
ege
tabl
esc
omi
ng outofbas
ketwhe
ntheac
cus
ed as
saul
ted

Vat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)
.Shehasal
so admi
tt
edi
n he
rcr
osse
xami
nat
ion t
hat

t
her
ewe
renos
tre
etl
ight
sorl
ightav
ail
abl
eatt
het
imeofal
lege
dinc
ide
nt.

Though,s
hes
tat
edt
othepol
icei
nhe
rst
ate
mentt
hat
,shehadf
all
enont
he

pe
rsonofVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)s
til
lac
cus
edhasas
saul
tedhe
rbygi
ving2-
3

s
troke
s,howe
ver
,shec
annotas
signanyr
eas
onast
owhyt
hepol
iceof
fi
cer

di
dnotr
ecor
dthes
aidf
acti
nhe
rpol
ices
tat
eme
nt.Shes
tat
edt
hat
,Ni
ti
n

(
PW 2)andAnus
ayame
the
raf
tert
hei
nci
dentwasov
er.Shes
pec
ifi
cal
ly

s
tat
edt
hat
,‘i
tist
ruet
hat
,Idi
dnots
eeac
tuali
nci
dent
’.

15. Thee
nti
repr
ose
cut
ionc
aser
est
supone
vide
nceofNi
ti
n(PW 2)

and Lat
a(PW 3)who c
lai
medt
hat
,the
y hav
e wi
tne
sse
dthe i
nci
dent
.

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ver
,asal
readyobs
erv
edLat
a(PW 3)s
tat
edi
nhe
rcr
osse
xami
nat
ion

t
hat
,Ni
ti
n(PW 2)andAnus
ayame
the
raf
tert
wohour
sofi
nci
dent
.The

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c
ont
ent
ionofNi
ti
n(PW 2)t
hatLat
awaspr
ese
ntwhe
nal
lege
dinc
ide
nthad

happe
nedi
sfal
si
fi
edbyt
hee
vide
nceofLat
a(PW 3)t
hat
,shehass
tat
edi
n

he
rcr
osse
xami
nat
iont
hat
,Ni
ti
n(PW 2)andAnus
ayahadme
the
raf
tert
wo

hour
sofal
lege
dinc
ide
nt.

16. The
ref
ore
,uponc
onj
ointr
eadi
ngofe
vide
nceofNi
ti
n(PW 2)

andLat
a(PW 3)i
tisabundant
lyc
leart
hat
,the
ire
vide
ncei
scont
radi
ctor
y

t
oeac
hot
herandnott
rus
twor
thy
.Iti
sal
sor
ele
vantt
ome
nti
ont
hat
,Dr
.

Subhas
h(PW 4)s
tat
edt
hat
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uryNo.4me
nti
one
dinc
olumnNo.17i
s

pos
sibl
ebykni
fewhe
reasi
tist
hee
vide
nceofs
ocal
lede
yewi
tne
sse
sthat

t
heas
saul
twasby‘
Aaut
’andt
hes
eiz
urebyVi
lasJ
oshi(
PW 1)f
rom t
he

ac
cus
edi
sof‘
si
ckl
e’onwhi
chbl
oodi
sfound,aspe
rre
por
tre
cei
vedf
rom

t
hec
hemi
calanal
yze
rre
sul
tsi
nconc
lus
ive
.The
rei
scompl
etev
ari
anc
eint
he

v
ers
ionofpr
ose
cut
ionwi
tne
sse
sabout
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chwe
aponwasac
tual
lyus
edby

t
heac
cus
edi
.eShas
hikant
,whe
the
rac
cus
ed as
saul
ted byAaut
,kni
feor

s
ickl
e.

17. Mus
taf
aGul
am Mohd.Bhadu(
PW 5)c
lai
mst
obepa
nchf
or

s
eiz
ureofar
ti
cle
.Hes
tat
est
hatbe
for
esi
gni
ng t
hepanc
hnama Ex
hibi
t-

21,
22and22A,t
hec
ont
ent
sofs
aidwasnotr
eadov
ert
ohi
m.Hewaspanc
h

f
oral
lthepanc
hnamas
.Hes
tat
edt
hat
,the
rewe
renol
ight
sint
hel
aneand

pol
icehadt
ake
npe
tromaxwhi
lec
onduc
tingpanc
hnama.I
tfur
the
rappe
ars

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t
hat
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lthebl
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tai
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repac
kedt
oge
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endi
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tto

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ap(
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tat
edt
hat
,on31.
05.
1984her
ecor
ded

t
heFI
RofVi
lasJ
oshi(
PW 1)
.Hedi
dnoti
dent
if
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lot
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cus
ed.He

di
dnotmakeanye
ntr
yint
hes
tat
iondi
aryaf
terpanc
hnama’
swe
redr
awn.

Hes
tat
edt
hat
,inc
ide
nthadt
ake
npl
aceatChi
kuwadiandnotonMar
vey

r
oadwhi
chc
ompl
ete
lyc
ont
radi
ctst
het
est
imonyLat
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hati
nci
dent

oc
cur
redatMal
waniNaka.

19. I
tist
hepr
ose
cut
ionc
aset
hat
,theac
cus
edwe
ntt
othepol
ice

s
tat
ionandc
onf
ess
edt
hat
,hehaski
ll
edVat
sal
a(de
ceas
ed)
.TheSupr
eme
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aseofAgnooNage
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ldt
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lev
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ldt
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ncei
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ureofac
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nt.

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tat
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ver
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