From a Correspondent
Agartala, Dec 9 : Six youths accused of killing an 80-year-old man three years ago have
been convicted for nine years rigorous imprisonment by the additiol District and Sessions Judge of Khowai Pankaj Kumar Datta. The judgement was delivered on Thursday.
The convicts are Dipu Sabar, Smarajit Khashi, Swapan Khashi, Laxman Khashi, Rajesh Khashi and Kajal Khashi. All are resident of Khashia Basti of Barbaghai area under Khowai sub-division. The killing was the sequel of an eve teasing incident which the father of the school going girl protested on March 19, 2013. The father of the girl Jitendra Debbarma threatened the three eve teasers of dire consequence if similar incident was repeated.
On the same night the three eve teasers accompanied by the others in an inebriated condition entered the house of the girl and attacked her father Jitendra Debbarma with lathi and sharp cutting weapons. They attacked his elderly father Arjun Debbarma too when he came to his son’s rescue and fled away. The elderly man later succumbed to his injuries in the G B Hospital in Agartala. Delivering the judgement the Judge commented it was a planned attack and a serious kind of crime and the perpetrators of the crime must be punished to set an example before the society.