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Eleven acquitted in murder case

The Thane sessions court has acquitted eleven persons in a case related to a married woman’s death.

Asfaq Momin (28), his father Iqbal Momin and some other relatives have been booked in connection with the death of Asfaq’s wife Shabana (23) who was found hanging from the ceiling of a room at their house in Bhivandi on October 18, 2007.

While the family maintained that it was a suicide, the police booked Asfaq and others on the charge of killing his wife after torturing her.

However, additional sessions judge A S Waghwase dismissed the prosecution’s theory in his verdict yesterday.

Police had exhumed Shabana’s body three days after her death, as she had been buried without informing the police, after her parents filed a complaint.

The doctor who had given the death certificate too had been booked, but he too was acquitted by the court, said advocate Baba Shaikh, the defence lawyer.

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