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The district sessions court of Dhubri in Assam on Friday convicted a person and sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment for seven years along with a fine of Rs 50,000 for an offence punishable under section 326 and 457 of Indian Penal Code.

The district sessions judge of Dhubri in connection with a sessions case (No.11/2019) recorded conviction against the accused, identified as Dhananjoy Ray alias Dhano Ray, a resident of Debottar Hasdaha Part-Il village under Dhubri Sadar police station.

After holding the accused guilty for an offence punishable under section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons) and section 457 (Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) of IPC, announced the punishment.

“Today (July 16, 2021), Session Court at Dhubri convicted one accused person after they pleaded guilty and sentenced them to rigorous imprisonment of seven years and to pay a fine of Rs. 50,000 under Section 326 of IPC, in default of payment of fine, rigorous imprisonment for one year,” the court order said.

According to the additional public prosecutor, Mirza Khan, Dhananjoy Ray alias Dhano Ray has been sentenced to 7 years’ rigorous imprisonment for the offence.

He has also been imposed a fine of Rs.50, 000 under section 326 of the IPC and in default of payment of fine, rigorous imprisonment for  one year, Khan informed.

“The Sessions Judge recorded the conviction of the accused under Section 457 of IPC by sentencing him to suffer rigorous imprisonment for 5 (five) years and to pay a fine of Rs.25,000, in default of payment of fine, rigorous imprisonment for one year and both sentences shall run concurrently,” Khan.

The accused, Dhananjoy Ray alias Dhano Ray used to talk and send message to one Binota Ray, wife of Ramesh Ray for which he was restrained and prohibited to come to the house of Ramesh Ray.

Enraged with such prohibition, accused, Dhananjoy Ray, armed with a dagger entered into the dwelling house of Ramesh at 3 am on December 6, 2017 and stabbed Ramesh Ray, his wife Binota Ray and son Jitu Ray causing them serious injuries.

The entire earning members of the family were made handicapped by the accused which gave rise to the sessions case arising out of Dhubri police station case No.1437/2017.

The case was taken up by the Dhubri sessions judge and after having completed the full dressed trial, the sessions judge, Thaneswar Kalita, delivered the judgment by recording the conviction of the accused.

The case was conducted by additional public prosecutor Mirza Khan and it was defended by advocate NI Choudhury and Mofidul Islam.

The court, however, delivered the judgment maintaining the protocols and in virtual manner.

The court further directed to the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Dhubri to assess adequate compensation to the injured persons under the garb of Section 357(A) of CrPC.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com