GUWAHATI: Gauhati high court has rejected the criminal appeal number 145/2021 filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) assailing a judgment of the trial court acquitting a trader Bhagya Kalita and another person of charges of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Bhagya Kalita and the other person were charged for the murder of a housewife Karabi Das and her minor daughter in the year 1995. Karabi was the wife of a man Ujjal Kumar Das.
In the year 2017, a lower court had given clean chits to accused Kalita and his driver Fatikur Ali (22 years) in the murder case and declared them innocent. Prior to that, the top investigation agency (CBI) had named Kalita and two other persons known to him and accused them of being involved in the killing of the mother-daughter duo.
Both Karabi and her daughter were killed at their residence at Ambari in Guwahati in the year 1995.
It may be mentioned that the state had witnessed another murder just three days ago. A person Prafulla Bora was arrested by Sonapur police on the charge of murdering a man Ramen Kathar with a sharp weapon and an iron rod.
The accused Prafulla Bora had concealed the body near the jungle behind his house. Initially, the accused denied committing the crime, but later on after thorough interrogation, the accused confessed and led the police team to the body.
Preliminary inquiry revealed that both these persons knew each other. On Saturday evening, the victim went to the house of the accused which was locked. He somehow opened the door and entered the house of the accused. On return, the accused found the victim inside his house without permission, had a heated argument and in a fit of rage, Prafulla Bora hit the victim Ramen Kather with an iron rod and a dao. The victim succumbed to his injuries