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Two from Mira Road given life sentence for murder in drunken brawl

The Thane District court convicted and sentenced two persons to life imprisonment for the murder of a man in a drunken brawl in 2016 in Naya Nagar, Mira Road.

The District Judge, SP Gondhalekar, convicted Sohail Mukhtar Shaikh (34)and Ali aka Naushad Irshad Shaikh (37).

The prosecution said that the four accused, two of whom are still absconding, killed the victim, Rais aka Roshan Shaikh, on July 9, 2016, and dumped his body beside a sewerage plant.

The court sentenced life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on the accused Sohail Shaikh and Naushad Shaikh.

The judge in his order said that the prosecution has proved the charge of murder against the accused and now there is no doubt left, so they should be convicted and sentenced. Additional Public Prosecutor S. P. Morale had told the court that on July 9, 2016, the accused and Roshan Shaikh had consumed alcohol together. They got into an argument over something and they killed Roshan Shaikh. After this, the accused threw the body of Roshan Shaikh in the sewage plant of Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation on Lodha Road, Naya Nagar and fled away from the spot. Two accused are still absconding in the case.