Jamshedpur, Jan. 3: The court of first additional district judge, Radha Krishna sentenced Rafiq-ul Mirza to rigorous life imprisonment after he was found guilty in the murder of Chaynika Kumari case registered with the Bagbera thana on November 3, 2017 in a judgement on December 21.
The court has also slapped a penalty of Rs 32 lakh which has to be paid to the murder victim’s parents Arun Kumar and Anita Rani.
Failing to pay the penalty amount, the court will get the amount realised by attaching the properties of the convict.
Mirza (34) is a doctor and was posted as resident medical officer at a Kolkata-based hospital. (BM Birla Memorial Hospital in Alipur), the court declined to this harsh punishment as the convict was a doctor.
A sub-inspector of police, Shibu Kujur posted at Bagbera thana had lodged an FIR with the Bagbera thana, leading the police to arrest Mirza from the hotel room the next morning.
A resident of Anil Sur Path at Ulyan in Kadma, Chaynika (29) was murdered by Mirza in sequel to an affair with the convict in a room of a Bistupur-based hotel (Hotel Ginger) on November 3, 2017.
It may be noted that the accused strangled the deceased with the help of a steel chain in room number 201 of the said hotel following a dispute between the two. After killing the girl, who worked as operation head in a Kolkata hospital, the accused packed her body in the trolley bag and dumped it on the pavement outside Tatanagar station.
The deceased became close to Dr Mirza while working in the Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery (ILS), Kolkata. On 31st October 2017, the accused booked a room in Hotel Ginger. The deceased would visit him in the hotel every day. On the day of crime, the two quarreled over the alleged affair of Chayanika with some other man. Irked over her alleged affair, Dr Mirza strangled Chayanika with a chain.
After murdering his paramour, Dr Mirza purchased a new trolley bag from a Bistupur shop and put the body in it for disposal. He reached Tatanagar station in an auto-rickshaw and dumped the body on the pavement. Later, Dr Mirza came back to the hotel room and went to sleep, police said.