Maharashtra: Man faces 10-year imprisonment for attempting to kill girlfriend
A 21-year-old man has been awarded 10 years' rigorous imprisonment by a court in Maharashtra's Thane district for attempting to kill a girl. District and Sessions Judge, PP Jadhav, also imposed a fine of Rs. 15,000 on the accused, Kamalkant Maheshchand Saini, while pronouncing the order last Wednesday. The incident occurred two years ago when the minor victim got acquainted with Saini.
Duo fell in love during victim's visit to her village
The victim, then aged 14 and a resident of Kalwa town, got acquainted with Saini during a visit to her native village in Rajasthan's Dausa district in Feb'16. They fell in love, and Saini came to Kalwa and stayed at her house on the pretext of appearing for an exam. On 18 Mar'16, he insisted that the girl accompany him to his native village.
Saini fired at victim when she refused to accompany him
When the girl refused to accompany Saini to his native village, he fired a country-made revolver at her, seriously injuring her. The girl's sister raised an alarm and their neighbors rushed the victim to a hospital. The accused was subsequently arrested and booked under various IPC Sections, including 307 (attempt to murder), and relevant provisions of the Arms Act.
Saini possessed the gun without a license
The judge in his order said the prosecution established that the accused attempted to commit murder by opening fire at the girl, and caused her life-threatening injuries. She survived due to prompt hospitalization, he noted. Also, the accused possessed the gun without a license, which shows his criminal tendency, the judge observed while pronouncing the sentence.