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Prosecution seeks death sentence for Pravin Mahajan

December 18, 2007 12:11 IST
Last Updated: December 18, 2007 12:48 IST

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A day after the sessions court convicted Pravin Mahajan for the murder of his elder brother and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan, the prosecution on Tuesday sought the death sentence for him.

The court is hearing arguments on the quantum of punishment for Pravin.

Forty-eight-year-old Pravin was held guilty on Monday for murder and trespassing into his brother's house with an intention to commit an offence punishable with death.

Pravin had gone to Pramod's Worli residence on the morning of April 22, 2006 and had fired three bullets at him with his licensed revolver. Pramod succumbed to his injuries 12 days later at a city hospital.

While convicting Pravin, the court accepted Pramod's last words to his brother-in-law, Gopinath Munde -- "What was my fault that Pravin fired bullets at me?"-- while being taken to the hospital on April 22 last year, as his dying declaration.