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Death penalty for 2 accused in Yug Chandak murder case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 May 2016, 18:48 IST
On 5 May, the Nagpur High Court handed out two death penalties to convicts in the 2014 kidnapping and murder case of eight-year-old Yug Chandak.Yug, the son of city-based doctor Mukesh Chandak, was kidnapped and murdered by Rajesh Daware and Arvind Singh on 1 September, 2014. Daware had conspired with Arvind Singh to kidnap and kill Yug. The body of the boy was found near Patansawangi, about 30km from the city.According to the prosecution, the two carried out the kidnapping to take revenge against a doctor employed in Mukesh Chandak\'s hospital. The doctor had reportedly dismissed Daware - then 19-years-old - for misappropriating money. Daware had also scolded and slapped Yug who was playing a video game on a hospital computer.The two accused have been found guilty on four counts - kidnapping for ransom, murder, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence. On the first two counts, the judge Sonawane handed out death penalties and life imprisonment, and slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 each for criminal conspiracy and seven-year rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 each for destruction of evidence. The sentences will run concurrently, The Indian Express reported.
First published: 5 May 2016, 18:48 IST