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Three persons sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of minor

Five others, also linked to the crime, have been jailed for three years and a fine of Rs 10,000 has been imposed on each of them
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Soumya De Sarkar   |   Malda   |   Published 03.10.21, 02:41 AM

Three persons were on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment for killing a 16-year-old migrant worker 10 years ago.

Five others, also linked to the crime, have been jailed for three years and a fine of Rs 10,000 has been imposed on each of them.

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Sources said Rakesh Singha was hacked to death over an advance of Rs 4,000 at Niyoginagar in Malda on June 26, 2011. Police held 19 persons following a complaint by the victim’s family. Among them, 11 were released in due course.

On Friday, the additional district and sessions judge (fourth court) here ordered life imprisonment for Nikhil Singha, Ashim Singha and Gautam Singha. Also, a fine of Rs 50,000 has been imposed on each.

“Finally, we got justice after 10 years,” said Ajay Singha, a relative of the deceased.

Five others — Akhil Singha, Sujit Singha, Madhab Singha, Tarapada Singha and Pankaj Singha — jailed for three years will have to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 each.

Arms and explosives

A Malda resident was arrested after an improvised firearm, two rounds of live cartridges, around 1.9 kilos of explosives used to make crude bombs and 40 small canisters apparently used to make the bombs were recovered from his house on Friday night.

Sources said Chandu Sheikh had been remanded in police custody for seven days.



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