Hyderabad: A Hyderabad court on January 20, sentenced life imprisonment to two men accused of killing Hyderabad based civil contractor Hamed Mohiuddin. The duo, Ghouse and Ramesh, with two of their relatives – Sahik Esa and Shaik Shakeel – cheated Mohiuddin and killed him in a forest in Maharashtra.

Investigation revealed that, Ghouse was working under Mohiuddin,a resident of Saidabad, for the past eight years. His maternal uncle Shaik Esa lured Mohiuddin stating that they he knows black magic and he can get him hidden treasure troves from his house. Mohiuddin who happened to believe him gave the accused around Rs 6 Lakhs to excavate the treasury.

Months passed by and Mohiuddin started pressurizing Shaik Esa and Ghouse for the treasury, asking both the accused to either pay him back his money or excavate the treasury. The convicts thus planned to kill him, thinking that they will get rid of his harassment.

Shaik Esa took help from his son Shaik Shakeel,while Ghouse hired Ramesh by paying him Rs.10, 000 to murder Mohiuddin. The accused set the trap and took Mohiuddin to a forest in Keroda Village of Mahrashtra  on the pretext that praying in forest will get him the treasury filled with 60kgs of gold in one day.

Mohiuddin believed and sat down to pray and was attacked by Ramesh with a pestle in his head. Mohiuddin died due to heavy bleeding on the spot, convicted said in their statement. The four accused then threw the body in the bushes and took his two phone and wallet. Shaik Esa and his son fled from the forest.

While Ramesh and Ghouse walked out of the forest and took an auto for a nearby Loha Bus stop. Ramesh broke the cell phones and took all the cards and Rs.300 cash and threw the purse away. Ramesh collected his money and came back to Hyderabad, while Ghouse stayed back in a nearby village called Ahmedpur as advised by his uncle.

Ramesh and Ghouse have been sentenced life imprisonment under Section 302 of IPC  (Punishment for Murder) and have been also fined Rs. 4000 for each under Section 201 of IPC, (Causing Disappearance of Evidence).

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