Life imprisonment to inspector of schools for murder

Life imprisonment to inspector of schools for murder
Life imprisonment to inspector of schools for murder

A court in Rayagada district of Odisha today awarded life imprisonment to an inspector of schools for the murder of a lady teacher in 2013.

District and Session Judge, Rayagada, Janab Mohammed Ajmal held Netrananda Dandasena guilty under sections 109, 302 and 120 (B) of IPC and pronounced life term.

The verdict was delivered on the basis of the charge sheet filed by the Crime Branch of Police in the sensational killing of Itishree Pradhan, a lady teacher working at Tikiri in Rayagada district.

Pradhan was set ablaze after kerosene was poured on her in the school premises, where she was staying in a room, on October 27, 2013. She succumbed to burn injuries while undergoing treatment in Vizag on November 1, 2013.

Considering the sensitivity of the matter, the state government had ordered a crime branch probe into the death on November 2, 2013 following an uproar over the issue.

“Dandasana was the lone accused in the incident. We had filed a charge sheet against him based on the dying statement of the lady teacher,” Special Director General (crime), B K Sharma told reporters in Cuttack.

To a question, Sharma said Dandasena was the lone accused who poured kerosene on the teacher and set her on flames even though the CBI was investigating into suspected existence of a second person who allegedly lit the matchstick after kerosene was poured on her.

The government had handed over the case to Crime Branch on November 2, 2013, four days after the incident.

“Even though, the case had been lodged under section-307 of IPC initially, later, it was changed to section ? 302 of IPC,” Sharma said .

Itishree from Puri district was working as a teacher in an upper primary school at Tikiri when she was allegedly subjected to sexual harassment by the inspector of schools.

Though she had brought it to the notice of the district administration, district police, district education officer and even the state government to transfer her in view of the alleged incident, none came to her rescue.

The CBI is also investigating into the lady teachers murder case following the Supreme Courts directive to undertake the inquiry in January 2015. The apex court had ordered CBI probe while hearing a PIL.

( Source – PTI )

Court sentences five to life imprisonment for murder

A local court has sentenced five persons to life imprisonment for murdering a 40-year-old man in the district eight years ago.

Additional District Sessions Judge Gaurav Srivastava also imposed a fine of Rs 12,000 on Saeed, Shahid, Rajib, Arshad and Javed after holding them guilty under section 302 of IPC last evening.

Syed (40) was strangulated to death by the accused over old enmity at Tewda village in the district on February 20, 2008.

Two get life term in murder case

Two get life term in murder case
Two get life term in murder case

A local court sentenced two persons to life imprisonment after convicting them in a murder case and also imposed a fine on them.

Additional District Sessions Judge Tejbhadur Singh convicted Gaurav and Rahul for murdering Sachin, a worker at sugar mill at Mantri village in the district on January 8, 2012.

The duo were was given life term on the murder charge and slapped with a fine of Rs 20,000 yesterday.

Man gets life imprisonment for raping six-year-old

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for raping a minor.

Special Judge Shashi Bhushan Pandey held the accused, Nagraj, guilty of rape yesterday.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on him.

In Septemer 2012, Nagraj raped a six-year-old girl in Awagarh area when she had gone to a shop, the prosecution said.

Wife’s murder: HC reduces life sentence of man to 10 years

The Bombay High Court has reduced to ten years the life imprisonment sentence awarded to a man for killing his wife by striking a blow on her neck at their home in Nashik nine years ago.

A bench of Justices V K Tahilramani and A R Joshi said the convict Narayan Mahaskar was guilty under 304 IPC part one (culpable homicide not amounting to murder having an intention to cause death) and reduced his sentence to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment, instead of 302 IPC (murder) under which he was awarded life imprisonment by the lower court.

The bench noted in their recent order that the evidence of witnesses points to a sudden fight between the couple on the day of the incident in which the husband struck a blow on the neck of his wife as a result of which she succumbed to injuries at their rental home.

The court said that only one blow was administered on the neck and no weapon was used in the attack. Looking into the nature of the injury and the circumstances, the judges said they were of the opinion that the convict had intended to cause the death of his wife and, hence, the offence should fall under section 304 of IPC, instead of 302.

According to the prosecution, the couple was staying in a rented house and used to quarrel every day. The incident occurred on the intervening night of September 1-2, 2005.

Their landlady Jijabai Sonawane found the victim dead in the house and reported the matter to the police.

Narayan had absconded and a look out notice was issued against him. He was declared a proclaimed offender.

He was arrested after ten months at the instance of a real estate agent who had helped him in getting the house on rent.

The convict had argued that there was a sudden fight between the two and he had struck a blow in a fit of anger. He took the defence that he had no intention to kill.

However, the prosecution argued that the accused had the intention to kill his wife and he struck very hard on her neck as a result of which she died. The accused had also absconded not for few days but for ten months.

Four sentenced to life imprisonment in murder case in UP

Four persons have been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a farmer in the district in 2009.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Shayam Kumar also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on the convicts Kuldeep, Praveen, Gaurav and Amit after holding them guilty yesterday.

Cane farmer Vikas Jain was shot dead when he was returning from a sugar mill in Rohana village in the district on December 18, 2009.

In another case, three persons were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for murdering a man on June 12, 2002.

Additional District Judge Mohd Ali also imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 each on the convicts Ashok, Praveen Kumar and Lala.

Five family members sentenced to life imprisonment

justiceFive members of a family have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court here for murdering three brothers in Tibba Danasher locality here in 2011.

The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge S K Sharma convicted a father and his four sons to life imprisonment.

In the judgement delivered on Saturday, the court held Bhagwan Swarup Soni, his four sons Pawan Kumar, Chetan, Manmohan and Shelender guilty of murdering three brothers Mohan Lal, Pradeep alias Dholu and Joginder alias Pingga.

Besides, all the accused were ordered to pay a fine of Rs 25,000 each and in case of default of payment of fine, they would further undergo imprisonment for six months, the court held.

The court also awarded two years imprisonment to Pawan and Chetan under the Arms Act after finding them guilty in this case and imposed a fine of Rs 5000 each. The sentence will run concurrently.

According to the prosecution, Mohan Lal had gone to the shop of Chetan for recharging his mobile for Rs 50. As the mobile was not recharged, he again went to the shop where a dispute took place.

It was alleged that Chetan and his brother Pawan along with others fired at Mohan and Pradeep killing them on the spot.

Later the assailants went to the house of deceased and started beating another brother Joginder and killed him outside the house.

Police had registered a case under section 302 (murder) and Arms Act against the accused on a complaint of Tek Chand, uncle of the deceased.

(Source: PTI)

Court relies on children’s testimony to uphold father’s life term

delhi-high-courtThe Delhi High Court has upheld a trial court judgment sentencing a man to life in prison for killing his wife, after taking into consideration the testimony of his children who were witnesses to the murder.

A division bench of Justice Kailash Gambhir and Justice Sunita Gupta, refusing any relief to convict Raj Kumar, held that he had stabbed his wife to kill her and this was an “open and shut case” where every piece of evidence proved his guilt in the commission of the crime.

Raj Kumar was sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court Dec 2, 2009 for killing his wife in February of the same year. He moved the high court, challenging his conviction and contending he had not killed his wife, and that it was some other person who did so.

However, his three minor children and his wife’s sister had seen him stabbing her and also tried to stop him.

The bench, refusing to accept Raj Kumar’s contentions, said: “We find no reason that the children of the accused will come forward to falsely implicate their own father even after being deprived of the protective shelter of their mother.”

“There is no reason to disbelieve the eye-witness account given by these witnesses, who also remained consistent, firm and coherent in their court depositions,” the court added.

During the deposition, Raj Kumar’s daughter told the trial court that her father used to suspect her mother’s character and for that reason he used to beat her also.

In its recent verdict, the high court also said it was a well-settled principle that while exercising appellate powers, the high court will not set aside the judgment of the trial court unless the appellant (accused) is able to satisfy it that the judgment is “based on wrong appreciation of facts or non consideration of any material piece of evidence or mis-interpretation of any law rendering the judgment as perverse”.

The bench also said the trial judge discharges a “very onerous public duty” to see that “no innocent man is punished and no guilty man is able to escape from the clutches of law”.

“For arriving at an ultimate decision, the trial judge is required to properly scrutinise, evaluate and analyse the entire evidence and material placed on record and then give its dispassionate and objective findings,” the order said.

It further said that the case in hand involves the gruesome murder of a wife at the hands of her husband on the intervening night of Feb 25 and 26, 2009, where they couple was living in a small tenement of one room along with their three children and the wife’s sister.

Dismissing the appeal of Raj Kumar, the court said the defence had miserably failed to create any dent in the prosecution case and in fact the case set up by the prosecution remained unchallenged and unimpeachable.

(Source: IANS)

Man gets lifer in a month for raping minor

In a swift judgement, a man was today sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for raping a five-year-old girl at Singhaul village in Begusarai district last month.
Begusarai Sessions Judge Parshuram Shukla sentenced Pappu Tanti to life imprisonment and imposed Rs 20,000 as fine on him for raping the minor on April 10.

The victim’s father lodged a case on April 15 following which Tanti was arrested from Kanpur on May 2.

The accused was produced before the Begusarai court on May 3 and chargesheet against him was submitted the very next day.

The court held hearings on a daily basis and pronounced the quantum of punishment this afternoon after holding him guilty yesterday.

Man sentenced to life for molesting grand daughter

Life imprisonment to a man has awarded by a local court to a man who have molest his seven year old grand daughter.

According to prosecution, on June 4, 2008, Shivkumar molested his grand daughter.

On the basis of the evidences, District Judge Rakesh Kumar held Shiv kumar guilty yesterday and awarded life imprisonment to him.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him.