In May 2008, Naval officer Emile Jermoe and his fiancee Maria Susairaj were accused of stabbing Neeraj Grover to death, and chopping up his body into as many as 300 pieces and disposing it off.
Kannada actress Maria Susairaj - sentenced to a three-year jail term in Neeraj Grover murder case - walked free on Saturday.
A Mumbai court had sentenced her for three years for destruction of evidence in the gruesome Neeraj Grover murder case, which she has already served.
Maria Susairaj got into a white car right after she was released from jail on Saturday.
Maria, who was in a relationship with Jerome, went to Mumbai to become an actor in Hindi TV serials.
Maria befriended Grover to secure a foothold in the television industry and subsequently started dating him.
Maria Susairaj and Emile Jerome were arrested on May 21, 2008.
Maria arrives at a church in Mahim, in Mumbai.
Deceased Neeraj Grover's family was furious after the court announced its verdict.
Maria Susairaj offers prayers after walking out of a Mumbai jail.
A visibly relieved Maria at the church in Mahim.
The church in Mahim, which Maria visited after being released from jail.
She offered prayers at the church, while Grover's family called the courts decision 'unfair'.
Maria and her lawyer Shaikh M Sharif held a press conference to inform the public about the truth about the case.
Maria's lawyer said they would be filing an appeal and would challenge her conviction in the case.
Sharif, Maria's lawyer, said it was Jerome who murder Neeraj and that also he threatened Maria.
Maria Susairaj did not want to speak about the case saying she left her past behind what has not decided what she will do next as she was still convicted.
Maria said that she spent 3 years and 41 days in jail and that the time in jail was blessed as she got close to God.