Pallavi Puryakastha, a 23 year old budding lawyer was brutally killed, molested, trespassed by her building watchman Sajjad Ahmed Mughal at Himalayan Building, Wadala, where she used to stay with her live in relationship boyfriend on August 9, 2012. Since then Pallavi’s parents were expecting death penalty for the accused watchman but they became disappointed after the court issued life sentence to him.
Sumita Puryakastha, mother of Pallavi talking to AV said, “We were expecting death penalty for the accused Sajjad Mughal but we are unhappy with the court’s life imprisonment verdict.”
Pallavi’s parents are planning to move to upper court by challenging the verdict of the Sessions Court. Sumita Puryakastha, furiously further added, “We are unhappy with session court’s verdict. We will move the upper court and appeal to grant death sentence to the accused.”
Session court judge Vrushali Joshi while pronouncing the sentence said that the case did not fall under the ‘rarest of rare category’.
“Taking into consideration both the aggravating and mitigating circumstances, the court is of the opinion that the case does not fall under the rarest of the rare argument,” she said.
Pallavi’s father said, “My daughter was stabbed several times and was murdered brutally. Isn’t it a rarest of rare case? The court was supposed to set an example by awarding him a death penalty.”