Man gets life sentence for killing lover

Mumbai: A sessions court here on Tuesday sentenced a 38-year-old man to life imprisonment for murdering his lover and dumping her dismembered body in a lake in suburban Chembur in 2013.

Prabhakar Shetty, the accused, was found guilty under IPC section 302 (murder).

Principal Judge,sessions court,S B Agarwal sentenced him to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1,00,000 on him. The fine amount will be paid to the victim’s son, the court said.

As per the prosecution, Prabhakar was in a relationship with victim Kurtik Shetty, a widow, who had a son from her earlier marriage. Promising to marry her, he had also borrowed some money from her.

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In October 2013, he killed the woman as he did not intend to marry her, the prosecution said.

The killing came to light a week later after the woman’s torso, wrapped in plastic sheet, was found in Chembur’s Chirai lake and the legs and head were found in separate locations.

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