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'Beer Man' Ravindra Kantrole sentenced gets life imprisonment

January 01, 2009 19:17 IST

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A sessions court in Mumbai [Images]  sentenced serial killer Ravindra Kantrole, also known as 'Beer Man', to life imprisonment in the last of the three murder cases registered against him.
    
The Sewree sessions court on Thursday awarded him a life sentence along with a fine of Rs 2,000 in the third case observing that the evidence produced by the prosecution proves Kantrole's involvement in the murder.
    
Kantrole, who was arrested in January 2007, had been charged with the murder of three of the seven men found dead in south Mumbai under mysterious circumstances between October 2006 and January 2007.
    
Although the prosecution had sought death penalty for him, the court sentenced Kantrole to life imprisonment saying
that it is not a rarest of rare case.
    
Kantrole has been convicted under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. The court accepted the evidence
produced by the Forensic Science Laboratory and said the evidence has corroborated with the statement of two eye
witnesses in the case.
    
Kantrole, in June 2008, was acquitted in the other two cases registered against him after the prosecution failed to
produce substantial evidence or witness against Kantrole.



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