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Shaitaan - A Criminal Mind: How daughter conspired with friend to defraud and kill her own father (Episode 44 on 9th June 2013)

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Woman and Friend Convicted of Usurping Father's Property in New Delhi

A Delhi court has sentenced a woman named Niti Sarin and her friend Gulfam Ahmed to seven years in jail for usurping her father's property by fabricating documents and selling it. The judge acquitted them of the charge of killing her 75-year-old father S S Marwah since his body was never recovered. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 35,000 each on the two convicts.

According to police, Marwah had bequeathed his property in favor of his grandchildren, Niti's children. After Niti's husband mysteriously disappeared in 2004, she hatched a conspiracy to usurp her father's property by allegedly killing him with Gulfam, who had demolished Marwah's East of Kailash building and then sold it floor-wise to other persons by fabricating the Power of Attorney issued by Marwah.

While Gulfam was convicted of the charge of conspiring and fabricating the Power of Attorney, Niti was acquitted of patricide of her father due to lack of evidence. Four other accused who had hatched the murder plan with Gulfam and disposed of Marwah's body were acquitted by the court due to lack of evidence against them. All the accused had killed Marwah on May 16, 2006, and disposed of his body in Gang Nahar in Meerut, after which Niti had lodged a missing report of her father at Lajpat Nagar police station.

Despite all efforts made, Marwah could not be traced. In February 2009, police received information that Marwah was allegedly killed by Niti, Gulfam, and other accused. During interrogation, police came to know about the involvement of one J Chawla, who was stated to have prepared a forged General Power of Attorney on March 21, 2001, in Niti's name. On the basis of that forged GPA, she had executed a sale-deed in favor of Gulfam, who had entered into a collaboration agreement with Chawla and thereafter demolished the building. The court acquitted the other four accused of all charges due to lack of proper evidence.

The judge described the case as unfortunate, wherein Niti conspired with Gulfam to fabricate the Power of Attorney issued by her father, and the convict being an educated lady and the only child of S S Marwah, makes the offense of fabrication of Power of Attorney all the more heinous.

The whereabouts of S S Marwah are not known till date, and the judge noted that "this circumstance makes the offense of fabrication of Power of Attorney all the more heinous."

The case is an example of how property disputes can lead to heinous crimes, and proper documentation is necessary to avoid such disputes.

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