Obsessed man gets life term for killing woman in Delhi

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New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A sessions court here has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for fatally stabbing a woman neighbour he was obsessed with after her marriage was fixed elsewhere.

Convicting Rohit, in his late 20s, for murdering Rajwinder Kaur, 21, Additional District and Sessions Judge Kanwaljeet Arora on Thursday said that the convict’s feelings for the woman could not be called love.

Rohit stabbed Kaur to death on August 20, 2011. The victim’s mother lodged a complaint against him at the Mukherji Nagar police station that Rohit was smitten by Kaur and threatened that he would not let her marry anyone else.

Rohit said in court that he was in love with Kaur and wanted to marry her.

In its ruling, the court said Rohit could have let her go and live happily after coming to know about her engagement. “He, however, did not tread this path and chose to commit the heinous offence.”

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The court said Rohit’s act cannot be called love. “By this act, Rohit tainted not just the idea of love as a sacrificing emotion, but also love as life-giver and not life- taker.”

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