Shweta Agarwalla
File image of Shweta Agarwal and (right) Govind Singhal.

The District & Sessions Court of Kamrup (M) on Tuesday pronounced the judgement on the Shweta Agarwalla murder case, which took place in Guwahati on December 4, 2017.

The court convicted accused Govind Singhal, his mother Kamla Devi and sister Bhawani in the murder case under Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC.

The judgement was announced on the basis of evidences and statements given by 20 witnesses before the court.

In favour of the accused three witnesses had given statements.

It may be mentioned that Govind Singhal had allegedly killed his girlfriend Sweta Agarwalla, a meritorious student of KC Das Commerce College, on December 4, 2017 in his rented house at Bharalumukh area in Guwahati.

The house belonged to lawyer J. P. Mazumdar near Shantipur.

Later, the charred body of 20-year-old Shweta Agarwalla, who hailed from Paltan Bazaar area, was recovered in the bathroom of Govind Singhal at Bharalumukh area.

He was assisted by his mother and sister in the crime.

A case was registered at Bharalumukh Police Station and investigation was started.

Within a short period, the police arrested Govind Agarwalla, his mother and sister.

After the announcement of the judgement, Shweta Agarwalla’s father  Om Prakash Agarwalla demanded that the accused be hanged.

Shweta’s father while expressing happiness at the judegment, thanked the judiciary.

While seeking death penalty for all the three accused, the victim’s father talking to the media before the court, said, “I will get peace if they are hanged.”

The court is likely to announce the punishment for all the convicts on Wednesday.

Shweta Agarwalla, who was among toppers in Higher Secondary (Commerce) Examination 2015, was a 5th semester student at the time of the incident.

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