Nearly two decades ago on the night of July 2, 1995, in a restaurant of a Delhi five-star hotel, a marinated human body was being burned in a hot tandoor.
It was because of Abdul Nazir Kunju’s presence of mind and investigative skill that the Naina Sahni brutal murder case was cracked on July 2, 1995. It would have otherwise ended in the same tandoor where her body was burnt that night.
What Happened That Night? Why Sushil Murdered His Wife In Such Brutal Way?
In 1995, Sharma was a former students’ union leader and a building politicians. places. Sushil was also the owner of the Bagiya Bar-Be-Que restaurant. He was a commerce graduate from Delhi University and was active in various initiatives of the party. Whereas Naina was also a graduate from the same university who later did a CPL (Commercial pilot licence) course.
Sushil had been in a live-in relationship with Naina before the two got married. But he chose to keep the wedding under wraps. This spoiled their relationship.
Sushil suspicious that his wife was having an extra-marital affair with her former classmate, a fellow Congress worker.
Before Sushil, Naina’s affair was with Matlub, but she did not get marry him because of opposition from her family members.
After some time, Naina was close to Sushil Sharma and both of them got married. Even after the marriage, Sushil Sharma had doubts that his wife Naina Sahni was running a love affair with someone else. He was suspicious that his wife was having an extra-marital affair with her former classmate, a fellow Congress worker.
On July 2, Sharma saw Naina on the phone. As he entered the house, she hung up the call immediately. When he hit redial, he heard the voice of Naina’s former classmate and Congress colleague. Enraged, he shot her with his Pistol. He then carried her body to the restaurant where he. After this, Sushil, along with one of his friends took the dead body Ashok Yatra Niwas in New Delhi.
He put Naina’s dead body in the tandoor and tried to burn it. You will be surprised to know that when the piece of meat was not burning quickly, then he used butter for it. The smoke that came out drew drew the attention of a working woman, who gave information to the police patrolling there.
The constable rushed to a nearby police post, asked for help, and returned to find the flames growing higher.
Police found human remains on the tandoor, including a torso and burnt bones
On entering the restaurant, they found the manager near the tandoor, placing wooden logs and small pieces of firewood into the burning fire, stoking it.
The manager, Keshav, claimed he was a Congress worker burning old banners and posters but the foul odour was a giveaway, leading to his arrest.
After the fire was doused, investigators found human remains on the tandoor, including a torso and burnt bones. A black polythene sheet nearby bore blood stains too.
The police arrested Keshav, but Sharma managed to escape. Sushil surrendered on July 10, 1995. Board led by AIIMS professor TD Dogra conducted second post-mortem. This time, two bullets came out from the head and neck part, which was not found in the first post-mortem.
Sushil was sentenced to death on November 7, 2003, But..
It was clear from the report that Naina was killed by the bullet. Sushil was sentenced to death on November 7, 2003. The Delhi High Court also upheld the lower court’s verdict. But the Supreme Court converted his execution into life imprisonment.
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