Assam: Ten Individuals Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Until Natural Death for Brutal Murder In Dhubri

Guwahati, 2nd March: In a remarkable decision, the Additional and Sessions Judge of the Dhubri Court condemned ten individuals to rigorous imprisonment until natural death, fined them Rs 8,000 each, in two different sections, and ordered them to serve an extra three years of ordinary imprisonment.

The ghastly incident unfolded in the village of Bahir Salmara Part-VII in 2006, under the Bondihana police outpost of South Salmara Mankachar district, where Moinul Hoque was brutally murdered by stabbing with sharp weapons (dagger) and wooden sticks. Hoque, a resident of village Bondihana, became a victim of a land-centered clash.

The perpetrators, identified as Abdul Hai Mondal, Baten Ali, Natub Ali Mondal, Motior Rahman, Afzal Hoque, Aizal Hoque, Hasen Ali, Moynal Hoque, Mazid Ali, and Moksed Ali, ruthlessly took Moinul Hoque’s life, brutally killing him by stabbing to death. Additionally, two individuals, Shahjahan Ali and Joynal Hoque, were injured during the clash.

The horrific occurrence came to light after the informant and injured Shahjahan Ali, uncle of Moinul Hoque, lodged a First Information Report (FIR) at Bondihana police outpost, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code Act. The case was later registered in Fakirganj police station under case number 243/2006.

On March 2, 2024, Additional and Sessions Judge, Syed Burhanur Rahman, presided over Sessions Case No. 38/2009 at the Dhubri district court and found the ten accused guilty after hearing eleven witnesses. The judge convicted them to life imprisonment until natural death under section 302 of IPC Act., and ordered them to pay a fine of Rs. 5,000/- each, including three years imprisonment under section 326 of IPC Act., and to pay a fine of Rs. 3,000/- each in default.

The judgment was met with a sense of relief and satisfaction by the family of the murdered victim, who had waited for justice for nearly a decade. The successful culmination of legal proceedings signifies not only a significant achievement in delivering justice but also a deterrent message against acts of violence and criminality in the region.

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