Pune Court Sentences Two Persons To Seven Years Jail For Murder Of Man Trying Save Woman Friend From Harassment

Law justice court legal
Share this News:

Pune, 25th June 2023: Sessions Judge P. P. Jadhav has pronounced the verdict in the Chandan Prakash assault case, sentencing the two assailants to seven years of hard labour and imposing a fine of Rs three lakhs on each of them. The convicted individuals have been identified as Tipu Sultan Mansuri (24 years old, resident of Ghorpadi) and Anirudh Rathod (25 years old, resident of Vadgaon Sheri).


Weather Update: IMD Warns of Intense Rainfall in Mumbai and Raigad


The incident occurred on February 24, 2019, when Chandan Prakash Jaiprakash Singh (36 years old, resident of Vishrantwadi) was assaulted by Mansuri and Rathod at Hotel Empire in Kharadi. Chandan had gone to the hotel for dinner with a friend, while the perpetrators were also present there for dinner. The accused’s actions shocked Chandan’s girlfriend, leading to a confrontation between Chandan and the attackers inside the hotel premises.


After leaving the hotel around 1:30 am, Mansuri and Rathod proceeded to physically assault Chandan using their hands, kicks, and even stones. The entire incident was captured on the hotel’s CCTV cameras. Feeling unwell, Chandan went home but was later admitted to the hospital.

Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries. Subsequently, Chandan’s brother, Rahul Jaiprakash Singh, filed a complaint at Chandannagar police station regarding the incident.


Both accused were booked under relevant sections of the law, and Public Prosecutor Chandrakiran Salvi presented the case before the court. The prosecution relied on the testimonies of 12 witnesses and the CCTV footage as evidence to establish the guilt of the accused.


Considering the compelling evidence presented, including the CCTV footage and eyewitness accounts, the court found both accused guilty and handed them a sentence of seven years of hard labor. Additionally, a fine of Rs three lakhs was imposed on each convict. The court further directed that out of the fine amount, Rs five lakhs should be provided to Chandan’s wife.