Ahmedabad, Jan 31:  The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday acquitted a Muslim woman in a 12-year-old murder case. The apex court gave the accused benefit of doubt and exonerated her of all charges. Also Read - PM Modi Lauds Supreme Court For Conducting Highest Number of Hearings During Pandemic | 5 Points

In 2006, Juhapura Farheen alias Shaheen Pathan allegedly killed her boyfriend after he declined her marriage proposal.  Farheen, a widow, fell in love with a youth named Devang Joshi from Hatkeshwar who was a kerosene seller. The two lived together in Juhapura area for five years. Also Read - Not Wearing Mask? You May Have to Offer Community Service at Covid Centres, Says Gujarat HC

But soon problems started between the couple. Farheen, who had two sons from her earlier marriage, had to abort her love child. When she asked Devang to marry her he rejected the proposal and said that he will marry in his community. Also Read - Consider Sending Those Not Wearing Masks to COVID Care Centres For Service: Gujarat HC to State

Furious over rejection, Farheen called Joshi to her house where her brother was already present with his six friends. She stabbed Joshi to death and then chopped his body into pieces. She put body party in a bag, and hired an auto with the intention of throwing it in the Sabarmati river.

Shaheen was caught when police, during a routine checking, flagged the auto down at a flower market near Sardar bridge and discovered the body pieces.