Tue, 17 Sep 2013 02:28:05 GMT

Two get life term for murder

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A Delhi court has awarded life imprisonment to two men arrested for murdering a merchant navy captain on board a ship in the Atlantic Ocean in 2004.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma also fined Delhi residents Vivek Madhok and Shankar Bhatia, who were cadets and undergoing training courses that year, Rs.50,000 each.

The court convicted them for murder, common intention and destruction of evidence.

On April 4, 2004, Madhok and Bhatia killed captain Rajan Aggarwal in his cabin in MV Crimson Galaxy ship off Brazil, wrapped his body in a bed cover and threw it into the high sea.

That day, Aggarwal had reprimanded Madhok and Bhatia, who were watching a movie in the ship, for not completing their allotted work.

By disposing off Aggarwal's body in the sea, the accused had ensured that there was no chance of his survival, the court observed.

©Indo-Asian News Service

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