Assam Court Awards Life Imprisonment To 6 Police Personnel For Murder

Life Sentence

A local court in Tinsukia district of Assam on Wednesday has awarded life imprisonment to 6 police personnel for beating one person to death in an open market 11 years ago.

Tinsukia District and Sessions Judge Dipankar Bora sentenced 6 policemen to life term under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC.

Case History

The incident dates back to October 7, 2013, when a person named Ajit Sonowal was beaten at Ambikapur market.

Subsequently, he was transferred to the Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh for treatment. However, he succumbed to his injuries.
Sonowal’s father filed an FIR at Sadiya Police Station on October 9, 2013.

After a thorough investigation, the chargesheet was filed and the trial began in the Tinsukia District & Sessions Court.

The court, considering the evidence, witness testimonies and the arguments presented by government advocate Ashok Chaudhary, found the 6 police personnel guilty.

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