New Delhi :
The Shivaji Nagar court on Tuesday awarded death sentence to all three convicts in connection with the software engineer Nayana Pujari murder and rape case. On Monday, the special court had convicted all the three accused in the case. The special court heard arguments on the quantum of sentence and awarded the sentence.
While hearing the case , the special judge L L Yenkar had held the trio—Yogesh Raut, Mahesh Thakur and Vishwas Kadam—guilty of robbery, misappropriation of property (possessed by the deceased) and criminal conspiracy.
The incident had taken place on the evening of October 7, 2009 when the software engineer from an IT firm in Kharadi was kidnapped from Kharadi bypass as she was waiting for transport to go home.
Two days later, the 28-year-old techie’s body was recovered from Zarewadi forest area in Khed tehsil of Pune district.
Investigations revealed that the victim was gang-raped in a car and robbed of cash by using her ATM card before she was strangulated and bludgeoned to death in the forest area.
Police probe later led to the arrest of four persons including one Rajesh Chaudhari, who later turned an approver in the case.