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  Metros   Mumbai  25 Dec 2016  Court refuses bail to man who poisoned wife, two daughters

Court refuses bail to man who poisoned wife, two daughters

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 25, 2016, 2:14 am IST
Updated : Dec 25, 2016, 5:40 am IST

While his wife and one of the two daughters died, the accused and another daughter survived the incident.

The prosecution states that Harish Sony, the accused, was in the jewellery business and had taken financial help from various people and was unable to repay the loan. (Representational Image)
 The prosecution states that Harish Sony, the accused, was in the jewellery business and had taken financial help from various people and was unable to repay the loan. (Representational Image)

Mumbai: Dindoshi’s sessions court has refused to grant bail to a man who had allegedly consumed poison and poisoned his wife and two minor daughters. While his wife and one of the two daughters died, the accused and another daughter survived the incident.

The prosecution states that Harish Sony, the accused, was in the jewellery business and had taken financial help from various people and was unable to repay the loan. On September 9, 2015 he consumed Retol (a poison used to kill rats) and forcefully administered it to his wife Roopam and daughters aged eight and 10 years, the prosecution said.

After a prolonged treatment in the hospital, Roopam died on October 3, and their 10-year-old daughter Bhoomika lost her life two days later. Following the incident, a case of abetment to suicide, attempt to murder, attempt to commit suicide, murder and causing hurt by means of poison was registered against Sony but he was arrested on December 3, 2016.

Sony, in his bail plea claimed that the police and prosecution miserably failed to prove his role in the crime and have falsely implicated him in the case. He also argued that, he has lost his wife and daughter and is ready to abide by all the conditions and hence should be released on bail. But the prosecution strongly opposed the bail plea saying that as the key witness is his own daughter, the chances of pressurising and manipulating her are high.

Tags: sessions court, suicide, bail
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)