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Watchman who murdered Mumbai lawyer in 2012 gets life sentence (and a very tragic love story)

A Mumbai court yesterday sentenced the convict in lawyer Pallavi Purakayastha’s murder to life imprisonment, reported the ANI. The 25-year-old in house counsel and ILS Pune grad was stabbed in the throat in her Mumbai flat in August 2012 by her apartment complex' watchman.

The convict – 22-year-old Sajjad Ahmad Moghul – was sentenced to life for killing Pallavi, to ten years for beaking into her flat, and to four years for outraging her modesty. Purakayastha’s fiancé Avik Sengupta – a JSA associate at the time – had discovered her dead body and had been a crucial witness in the case, however he died of an illness on 14 November, according to the ANI report.

Also read: Detailed feature in the Indian Express on the tragic story of the two lawyers.

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