Friday, December 11, 2009

[ZESTCaste] Two get lifer under SC/ST Act

Two get lifer under SC/ST Act
TNN 10 December 2009, 10:20pm IST

KANPUR: The special court of the SC/ST Act of Kanpur Nagar on Thursday
convicted two persons for committing murder of a Dalit and sentenced
them to life imprisonment, along with a fine of Rs 20,000 on each.

The presiding officer, S K Pandey, in his order observed that half of
the fined amount (Rs 40,000) be given to the complainant as

The sentenced persons were identified as Shiv Kumar Pahari and Puttan,
both residents of Gwaltoli area. They were charged by the police under
section 302 of IPC and section 3-2(5) of the SC/ST Act.

According to prosecution officer, Pradeep Saxena, the accused -- Shiv
Kumar Pahari and Puttan -- had hacked to death one Rakesh alias
Babloo, a resident of their locality on May 17, 2004, in broad
daylight. Pahari was trying to get an illegal power connection through
an electric pole. In that process, he disconnected the power line of
the complainant, Binda Devi's house. Binda's son, Rakesh objected to
this, which resulted into heated arguments between the two parties.

Pahari brought a sharp-edged weapon from his house and attacked
Rakesh. Co-accused, Puttan helped him in committing the offence. He
struck several blows on the neck of Rakesh, who died on the spot.

During the arguments, prosecution officer apprised the court that
Pahari was a habitual offender and police had earlier slapped the
Goonda Act on him.

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