RAVI @ GALYA RAMCHANDRA WANKHEDE Vs. THE STATE OF MAHARASHTRA
HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY (AT: PANAJI)
Ravi @ Galya Ramchandra Wankhede
THE STATE OF MAHARASHTRA
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(1.) The appellant Ravi @ Galya Ramchandra Wankhede assails the judgment and order dated 27.11.2014 passed by the Additional Sessions Judge, Amravati, in Sessions Trial Case No. 195 of 2007 punishing him under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and sentencing him to suffer life imprisonment and to pay fine of Rs. 5,000/- or in default to undergo simple Imprisonment for one year. For the offence under Section 324, he has to suffer Rigorous imprisonment for six months and to pay fine of Rs. 1,000/- or in default to undergo simple Imprisonment for two months.
(2.) Accused No. 2 by name Ravi @ Ravindra @ Gondya Shivdas Dhoke is acquitted by the trial Court for both the offences.
(3.) Story of prosecution is, on 28.08.2007 at about 8.30 PM, deceased victim Ramesh Jaiswal was chit chating with PW2 informant Mahendra and PW3 Ashok Lonkar near Gajanan Maharaj temple. The appellant and acquitted accused arrived there. The appellant claimed that Mahendra was an informer of police. Both accused persons gave fist blows to Mahendra. Ramesh Jaiswal and Ashok Lonkar intervened. The appellant gave blows of knife to Mahendra Gawai and Ashok Lonkar. He delivered blow of knife just below the testicles of victim Ramesh, who fell down. Both accused persons thereafter ran away. Mahendra and Ashok rushed to Police Station and called police. The wife of Ramesh (PW6) Durgabai also reached there. Ramesh Jaiswal told his wife that the appellant Ravi Wankhede gave blows of knife to him, Mahendra Gawai and Ashok Lonkar. The police took the victim Ramesh to the hospital where he was declared dead. The report was lodged by the informant Mahendra and cognizance was taken under Sections 302 and 324 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code.;
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