A man was Monday sentenced to life imprisonment for stabbing another to death inside a car over a Rs 25 lakh loan he had given to the victim. Additional Sessions Judge Shyayana Patil sentenced Madurai Devendra to life imprisonment for killing Mani Devendra based on circumstantial evidence, including the blood-stained car and testimony of 23 witnesses, said Chief Public Prosecutor Jaisingh Desai.
He said Madurai Devendra had given Rs 25 lakh to Mani Devendra which the latter was unable to repay, following which the former killed him. Madurai Devendra called the victim to Juhu on July 23, 2014, and then stabbed him 18 times inside the car and dumped the body in Vidyanidhi Circle nearby, the CPP said.
The driver of the car, Parvesh Bhima Devendra, was also sentenced to five years in jail under Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), he said. The driver washed off the blood stains in the car, thus causing the disappearance of evidence, CPP Desai said.
(With inputs from agencies.)