Assam: Minor rape, murder accused held guilty

Minor rape, murder accused held guilty in Assam’s Hailakandi dist, the quantum of sentence will be awarded on October 4. 


Hailakandi

A big success has been achieved by Hailakandi district police administration and the prosecution team following the conviction of murder and rape case accused of a minor tribal girl guilty of offence under Sections 376/302 IPC read with Section 4 of POCSO Act.

District and Sessions Court Judge Debasish Bhattacharjee pronounced the verdict in a jampacked court on Monday. The quantum of sentence will be awarded on October 4.

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 this year, triggering an outrage among the people. Rallies and protest marches were taken out demanding stringent punishment to the prepetrator of the heinous crime. The police tracked down the accused who was absconding for sometime.

The entire process of investigation, trial and conviction was completed in a record time by the district police administration headed by Superintendent of Police, Mohneesh Mishra, IPS. Mishra personally monitored and supervised the investigation and ensured that justice is neither denied nor delayed.

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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