Guwahati: The Kamrup (M) Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM)’s Court on August 1, 2019 had postponed the verdict on quantum of punishment in the sensational murder case of a meritorious student, Shweta Agarwal till August 3.
As per media reports, the quantum of punishment has not been pronounced today because of some unavoidable circumstances.
It is to be noted that on July 30th, 2019, a local court here convicted Govind Singhal, who was Shweta’s boyfriend, his mother Kamla Devi Singhal and sister Bhawani Singhal under Sections 302 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Meanwhile, the three convicts have been sent to the Central Jail in Guwahati.
All about the Incident
Shweta Agarwal was the state topper in her 12th grade in the commerce stream in 2015. At the time of the murder, she was a student of 5th semester B Com student at KC Das Commerce College in Guwahati.
Her murder had triggered a huge public protest across the Guwahati city and State.
Shweta’s burnt body was found in the bathroom of the rented house of Govind Singhal. On the day of the incident, Shweta visited Govind’s place at Shantipur area located under Bharalumukh Police station in the city. Reportedly, they picked up a quarrel on the issue of their ongoing relationship. Shweta wanted Govind to marry her but he “avoided the topic”, thus, leading to scuffle among the two.
Police Report also claims that Govind pushed her too hard against a wall, she screamed and fell down unconscious. Her jaw got locked.
Following which accused Govind made an attempt to dump the body in the Bharalu river but soon cancelled the plan and returned home with the body. Later, he dragged the body to the bathroom, poured kerosene on it and set it on fire.