Gurugram: A Gurugram court on Friday sentenced to death the personal security officer (PSO) who had gunned down the wife and son of a judge in 2018. Convict Mahipal Singh, who was posted as the PSO to Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADJ) Krishan Kant, had killed his wife Ritu (42) and son Dhruv (17) in broad daylight.
Announcing the quantum of sentence, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Sudhir Parmar ordered Mahipal to be hanged to death.
During the arguments, public prosecutor Anurag Hooda asked the court to hand over the maximum punishment(death) to Mahipal while defence lawyer Prem Shankar Sharma submitted that Mahipal was guilty of culpable homicide and not murder and hence his client should be handed the minimum punishment. Sharma also cited around a dozen old judgments supporting his argument.
The court had on Thursday found 38 year old Mahipal guilty under Sections 302, 201 of the IPC and Section 27 of the Arms Act. Around 64 witnesses had deposed before the court.