11 get lifer, one sentenced to death for witchcraft in Jorhat
JORHAT: The district additional session judge court, Jorhat of Polly Kakoty awarded death sentence to one person and life imprisonment to 11 others on Friday evening after finding them guilty for murdering three persons of a family in Majuli district for practicing witchcraft on August 28, 2012, said sources.
Polly Kakoty, the additional session judge, convicted all the 12 persons for murdering three of a family, namely Raj Kumar Doley, Jitu Doley and Bornali Doley of Lachit Chapori under Goromur Police Station in Majuli island district. The court awarded the death sentence to Rajen Doley under section 302 of the IPC. He has also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 and ordered to be hanged to death.