BY TC News Desk
Agartala, June 28, 2023: The South Tripura district and sessions judge court at Belonia has announced three years of imprisonment to Uttam Tripura (32) for the heinous crime of assaulting Bhanya Rani Tripura (30), a woman day labourer of Shibpur area under Hrishyamukh block. The incident took place on May 14, 2020, while Bhanya was engaged in work on a rubber plantation.
According to the victim’s statement, while Bhanya was working on a rubber plantation her brother-in-law Uttam inquired her about a lost rooster. When Bhanya replied she hadn’t seen the rooster, Uttam departed from the place initially.
However, upon his returning he suddenly attacked on Bhanya from behind. The assault left her with two missing teeth, a broken arm and callously leaving her injured in the forest, Uttam fled the scene.
Worried about her mother’s prolonged absence, Bhanya’s daughter ventured into the rubber plantation and promptly rescued and immediately shifted her to the Belonia sub-divisional hospital. Upon examination, the attending physician referred her to Gomati District Hospital, recognizing the severity of her injuries. Subsequently, due to the gravity of her condition, she was again referred to the GB Hospital for further treatment.
Following her recovery, Dhanyarani filed a case against her brother-in-law Uttam with Belonia Women’s Police Station. Sub-Inspector Mafru Mog took the case and initiated a thorough investigation. After completing the inquiry, the police submitted a charge sheet to the court, which included sections 376(1), 511, 325, and 307 of the Indian Penal Code, to strengthen the case against the accused.
During the trial, the court considered the testimonies of twelve individuals, who played a crucial role in substantiating the truth of the incident. Following extensive proceedings, the accused, appeared before Judge Ashutosh Pandey on Wednesday. After carefully examining the evidence, Judge sentenced Uttam as guilty and gave three years of imprisonment. Additionally, he was ordered to serve an extra two months in jail with a penalty of Rs 8 thousand.
The prosecution was skilfully handled by Public Prosecutor Akhtar Hossain Majumder on behalf of the government, ensuring a comprehensive presentation of the case against the perpetrator.