Taking this to be a rarest of the rare cases the court sentenced Ravindranth Choughule, Ranjit Shintre, Ravindranath, Rajesh Mense, Vijayannad Shinde and Reena Tashildar a life imprisonment. A fine of Rs.10,000 was also imposed.
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.