Four awarded life term for murdering Nepalese couple

Four awarded life term for  murdering Nepalese couple

The 14th Fast Track Court has sentenced four men to life imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 8,000 each for murdering a Nepalese couple in HSR Layout in 2010.

Judge Ananth Shivaji Nelwade found Santosh Chetri, 30, Pradeep Chetri, 21, Preetam Thamang, 24, all from Darjeeling, and Vivek Ali, 22, from Assam, guilty of the offence and awarded the punishment.

The four suspects were accused of murdering Amrit Roy, 34, and his wife Janaki, 28, residents of Srinivagilu, on the night of February 8, 2010. They also made away with the valuables from the house.

Amrit and Chetri were colleagues at a company before 2010. Amrit quit his job and joined another firm for a higher salary. Jealous of his successful career graph, Chetri conspired to murder him and rob his valuables. He connived with three others and hatched a conspiracy.

Amrit hosted a dinner for the foursome at his house as demanded by them. Later, they requested him to drop them off at their respective destinations in his car and Amrit agreed. While Amrit drove the car, they attacked him and slit his throat near Agara.

They abandoned the body at Sarjapura lake between Agara and Jakkasandra and returned to Amrit’s house.

They cooked up a story and told Janaki that Amrit had forgotten his driving Licence and that they returned to collect his it as the traffic police had caught him.

Janaki did not suspect their intentions and started searching for the licence in the almirah. They attacked her from behind, stabbed her more than 12 times, and fled with valuables.

The HSR Layout police arrested them on February 25, 2010, and subsequently filed the charge sheet.

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