The Principal District and Sessions Judge Nutan Sardessai on Thursday convicted 34-year old Shailesh Sastikar for murdering 65 year old Vasant Sastikar following a dispute over ancestral property. The sentence will be pronounced on 5th May.
The prosecution’s case was that on 11th May 2008, Shailesh picked up a samai and hit Vasant on his head causing his death on the spot.
The main accused in the case Manohar Sastikar died during the trial of the case and Shailesh’s father Manohar is also an accused in the case.
The eye witness Swapneja Sagun, daughter-in-law of Vasant was not shaken during the cross examination and this helped the court convict the accused.
Before attacking Vasant, the duo had also attached his sons with koitas and the two sons survived only because they were rushed to Goa Medical College hospital immediately.