The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Saturday awarded death sentence to two National Democratic Front of Boroland-Songbijit (NDFB-S) rebels and life imprisonment to two other cadres of the proscribed outfit in connection with the mass killings in 2014.
The special NIA pronounced death sentence for NDFB (S) rebels Ahoy Basumutary and Bishnu Narzary while co-accused Nitul Daimary and Sanju Bordoloi were given life sentence.
The NIA court on August 30 convicted four persons accused in connection with the mass killings in 2014.
On 23 December 2014, cadres of NDFB (S) had indiscriminately fired upon the inhabitants of Santipur village under Rakhakmari Police outpost in Sonitpur district.
As a result, six persons had died on the spot while two sustained injuries. In this regard, NIA registered a case under sections 120B/121/147/148/302 of the Indian Penal Code, Section 25[1-A], 27 of the Arms Act and Section 10/13/16/18/20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UA [P]A).
Following the investigation of the case by the NIA, four accused–Sanju, Bishnu, Ahoy and Nitul were arrested. A chargesheet in the case was filed by NIA in July 2015 against four arrested accused persons.