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Five Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Murder in Udalguri

Udalguri:  A court in Udalguri has sentenced five people to life imprisonment for the 2017 murder of Sahid Jamal in Kalaigaon.

District and Sessions Judge N. Senabaya Deori pronounced the verdict on June 20, convicting Tomser Ali, Md. Lal Miah, Md. Aibar Ali, Badsa Mondal, and Gajibur Rahman. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 on each convict under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) pertaining to murder.

The prosecution established that the accused attacked Jamal with lethal weapons on May 5, 2017, near his residence in Borjhar Bagicha village, causing fatal injuries. Other family members were also critically injured in the incident. Jamal succumbed to his injuries days later while undergoing treatment at Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).

Following the attack, a family member filed a First Information Report (FIR) with the Bhakatpara Outpost. The police registered a case under sections 148 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 302 (murder), and 34 (common intention) of the IPC. After a lengthy trial with witness testimonies and evidence presentations, the court convicted and sentenced the accused to life imprisonment.

Additionally, the court directed the District Legal Service Authority to award Rs. 5 lakh compensation to Jamal's family under the victim compensation scheme as per Section 357 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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