A 24-year-old youth, convicted for stabbing a man, has been sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court.
Special judge Shail Jain handed down the jail term to Delhi resident Amit for the offence of attempt to murder under section 307 of the IPC and also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him.
“I am of the opinion that it has been proved beyond reasonable doubt against the accused by the prosecution that Amit had inflicted stab injuries on the complainant Ranjeet Singh with the intention to cause his death and if by this act, death would have been caused, he would have been guilty of causing murder,” the judge said.
The judge relied on the testimonies of victim and his medical reports, while convicting Amit.
According to the prosecution, on the night of January 3, 2013, Ranjeet closed his factory and left for his house at Dev Nagar near Karol Bagh here.
As he reached at Subzi Wala Chowk, Amit, along with his accomplice, who were under the influence of liquor, stopped him and started abusing him.
When Ranjeet objected to it, Amit stabbed him in his abdomen and chest with his knife. Later, when he saw a police jeep he rushed towards it to save himself but both fled away from the spot, it said.
While Amit was apprehended the next day, his accomplice could not be arrested.
Later, a police case was registered against Amit under section 307 of IPC to which he pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.