The District and Sessions Court in Durg on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment two men on charges of murdering of Abhishek Mishra, an education baron's son who allegedly had illicit relations with a woman.
District and Sessions Judge Rajesh Shrivastava pronounced Vikas Jain and Ajit Singh guilty after a virtual hearing into the matter. But he acquitted Kimsi Kamboj Jain, giving her the benefit of doubt.
Senior advocate Rajkumar Tiwari told The Pioneer that Jain and Singh were convicted and sentenced for "imprisonment till their last breath".
Mishra was Vice President of Shri Gangajali Education, a renowned educational society in Chhattisgarh which runs around a dozen colleges offering courses in engineering, pharmacy, nursing and management.
The murder was reportedly executed as Kimsi Kamboj Jain was reluctant to continue her relationship with Mishra after her wedding.
Kimsi Jain was said to have been in touch with Mishra after quitting her job in a college. Mishra allegedly used to force her to maintain contact with him.
Kimsi Jain and Vikas Jain allegedly planned to kill Mishra with the help of Ajit Singh, a relative.
Vikas Jain and Ajit Singh were arrested from Bhilai after around one and a half months after the murder on November 9, 2015. Kimsi Jain was arrested in Delhi.
On the fateful day, Kimsi Jain reportedly called Mishra to her Chouhan Town house in Bhilai where Vikas Jain and Ajit Singh attacked him with a heavy rod.
After Mishra died, his body was buried in the premises of Ajit Singh's rented house at Smriti Nagar.
To mislead the police, the accused abandoned Mishra's car on VIP Road in Raipur and made a ransom call to his parents.
Police formed around 35 teams to trace Mishra. Vikas Jain and Ajit Singh were arrested based on their call records and after they reportedly confessed to committing the crime.
Mishra's decomposed body was exhumed 45 days after the crime.