Mumbai Court Sentences Man to Life Imprisonment for Murder


A court in Mumbai has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for the murder of a labourer at Malad in 2014, over the theft of Rs 800.

The Judge

Additional sessions court judge (Dindoshi court) S N Salve found Sanjay Tiwari guilty under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 302 (murder).

In the order, the court said that the accused is guilty of murdering Rohit Singh by attacking him with an iron plate in his room. However, the court ruled that the case does not qualify as falling under the “rarest of rare” category and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

The Case

According to the prosecution, the accused, the victim, and the complainant worked as labourers and lived in temporary housing near a construction site. An amount of Rs 800 was discovered missing from the contractor’s room, and upon investigation by the labourers, it was determined that Tiwari had committed the theft. This incident created animosity between the accused and other workers, as stated by the complainant, who is also the victim’s brother. On October 27, 2014, Singh was discovered lying in a pool of blood in his room by the complainant and his roommates.

The victim’s brother suspected that Tiwari killed Singh due to resentment from the labourers after discovering his theft. He filed a complaint against the accused at the local police station, leading to Tiwari’s arrest following an investigation. During the trial, the prosecution presented 13 witnesses, including the victim’s brother. Considering the circumstantial and medical evidence, the court concluded that the facts clearly indicate that the accused murdered Singh.

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