A local court in Tripura sentenced a man from Assam’s Karimganj district to life imprisonment on charges of attempt to murder.

The convict has been identified as Bablu Sukla Baidya, a resident of Karimganj district in the Barak Valley of Assam.

Informing this, public prosecutor Arabindo Deb on Saturday said: “Facebook friendship between a man from Assam and an estranged married woman turned terribly wrong last year.”

“The man was convicted on the basis of charges framed against him for attempt to murder,” Deb said.

According to Deb, in 2019, the man and a married woman, who was staying separately from her husband in an apartment at Agartala, fell for each other.

Social media platform Facebook introduced themselves to each other.

“After sometime a strong relationship developed between them. Later, the convict started visiting the woman in her apartment,” Deb added.

But, Deb said, the woman did not understand his evil intentions and broke the relationship and she even told him not to return to her place.

The convict did not pay any heed to her words.

“On March 29, 2019, the convict rushed to her apartment. He knew that the adjacent flat was empty as her neighbours were out. He entered her room with a sharp weapon and attacked her repeatedly,” the public prosecutor said.

“The eight-year-old child of the woman, who tried to rescue his mother, also received grievous injuries,” he said.

“He left their blood-stained bodies in the apartment thinking that both of them were dead. But, after one-and-half hours, the woman got her consciousness back and screamed for help from the window,” Deb said.

The injured woman along with her child was rushed to the hospital and after 14 days of medical observation, they were discharged from the hospital.

The woman received several grievous injuries, said Deb.

Meanwhile, the district and sessions judge of West Tripura, Dhiman Debbarma, after recording statements of 17 witnesses, convicted the man and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

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