Assam: Man gets death penalty for raping, murder  a minor

District and Session Court, Hailakandi , Assam awarded death sentence to murder and rape case accused of a minor tribal girl 


Hailakandi

The District and Session Court, Hailakandi awarded death sentence to murder and rape case accused of a minor tribal girl under Sections 376/302 IPC read with Section 4 of POCSO Act.

District and Sessions Court Judge Debasish Bhattacharjee pronounced the verdict today in a jampacked court.

13-year-old tribal school going girl of Betcherra village under Ramnathpur Police Station bordering Assam-Mizoram inter-state border was raped and brutally murdered by one Jashimuddin Borbhuiyan on March 14 when the victim was alone at her home. The case no. 47/18 was registered on the same day. Later the accused was arrested and after thorough interrogation was sent to judicial custody. He confessed to the commission of crime and also led to recovery of weapon (dao) which he used to kill the victim. Later chargesheet was filed in a stipulated time of 90 days and case trial was initiated in a fast track court which held the accused guilty under Sections 302/376 IPC read with Section 4 of POCSO Act and sentenced him to undergo capital punishment.

The district police administration headed by Superintendent of Police, Mohneesh Mishra, IPS, personally monitored and supervised the investigation.

The awarding of capital punishment to Borbhuiyan has been welcomed by the local people who had been demanding deterrent punishment to him.

Deputy Commissioner, Hailakandi, Adil Khan congratulated Mishra and his team for the big success. “SP Mohneesh Mishra and his team delivered what we promised to the people of Hailakandi six months ago. This will reaffirm the faith of common people in our administration, police, judiciary and the entire criminal justice system,” quipped Khan.

“We cannot get her back, we can only wish and pray that the departed soul rest in peace and no one has to go through the pain and suffering that she and her family went through,” he added.

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