INDIA: AIR FORCE FORMER SERGEANT SENTENCED TO DEATH
March 18, 2019:
A court has sentenced a former Indian Air Force sergeant to death for the murder of a 27-year-old corporal in February 2017. Additional District and Sessions Judge Kanwaljeet Singh Bajwa sentenced Sailesh Kumar to death for the murder of Vipin Shukla of Uttar Pradesh when both were posted at Bhisiana Air Force Station. The verdict was pronounced on 15 March 2019, officials said. (Sources: PTI, 16/03/2019)
The court also sentenced Kumar's wife to five years rigorous imprisonment for destruction of evidence.
The corporal had gone missing in February 2017. After thirteen days, his body was found chopped and packed in polythene bags, as per the police's investigation.