In August 2007, Sheetal Chougule was raped and then subsequently killed by supari killers on the directions of her own husband Ravindra.
The Fifth additional sessions court today pronounced Ravindra Chougule, deceased Sheetals husband and four others guilty of conspiring and killing Sheetal.
The quantum of punishment wold be announced tomorrow. All the five have been found guilty under IPC 302 and now all are waiting for the quantum of punishment.
Sheetal’s murder then had awaken the entire city and there was also a bandh observed so that the police act on and arrest the culprits.
History of the case:
Ravindra Chougule husband of Sheetal paid Pravin Shintre ‘supari’ of Rs 4 lakh for the murder and Ravindra took Sheetal, who was a mother of three to Belgaum for shopping on August 11 and asked her to alight at Ganeshpur. He then took her to house and left her there on the pretext of some work. What happened next is something that a woman dreads of.
The five-member gang raped her continuously for many hours, strangled her to death and dumped her body. Ravindra himself lodged a complaint stating that his wife was missing. All this was done so that Ravindra could marry his new love Reena Tahsildar. After the murder the body was found at Kavle Nala near Khanapur.
Praveen Shintre was subsequently killed in an encounter later.