Kanpur News: Ashutosh murder accused sentenced to life imprisonment, also fined 60 thousand

Kanpur News: Special Judge POCSO Act Surendra Pal Singh has sentenced Kishor to life imprisonment, 6 years ago in Kanpur (Kanpur), accused of Ashutosh murder case. Along with this, a fine of 60 thousand has also been imposed. For the first time in Kanpur, the special court has awarded severe punishment considering the juvenile as an adult. This decision has been given under the rules that came after the Nirbhaya incident. Four other accused in the case have been sentenced to life imprisonment in the year 2019. On June 8, 2016, Ashutosh, the 11-year-old son of manager Dharampal Singh of Punjab National Bank, a resident of Naubasta, was abducted. Later a ransom of 25 lakh was demanded. Dharampal lodged a report at the Naubasta police station.

What is the whole matter?
STF had arrested the accused on June 17, but by then Ashutosh was killed and the body was burnt. In the case, a charge sheet was filed in the court against Prakash Verma, Raunak alias Roshni Shera alias Sahil Atiq Khan Sangeeta Diwakar and a juvenile resident of Akbarpur in Kanpur Dehat. On December 16, 2019, Additional District Judge 14, Mohd. And Atik was sentenced to life imprisonment. While Sangeeta was acquitted. At that time the file of the teenager was going on in the Juvenile Justice Board. According to POCSO court advocate Pradeep Sahu, under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015, it has been arranged that if the juvenile is above 16 years of age and below 18 years, the Juvenile Board assesses the mental and physical capacity of the said juvenile.

Only after this, it is decided whether the accused should be prosecuted in the Juvenile Justice Board by giving the benefit of the Juvenile Justice Act or the case should be sent to the Special Court considering the juvenile against the law. Declared. The Principal Judge of the Juvenile Justice Board recorded the statements. When the statement of the teenager was recorded, he first told that four cases are going on against him, then said that not even a single case is going on. On the questions of the judge, the teenager was giving different statements. 

A fine of 60 thousand was also imposed
The Juvenile Board accepted that the child is completely healthy physically and mentally, he does not have any disease. He is fully aware of what happens when he breaks the law and commits a crime. That is why he is changing the answers to the questions according to the circumstances. On June 2, 2017, the Juvenile Court, while passing a detailed order, transferred the case for hearing in the Special Sessions Court as a special session trial under the POCSO Act. After this, on February 17, 2018, the court framed the charges. On behalf of the prosecution, 7 witnesses including plaintiff Dharampal, his daughter Tanya, Nirmal Kumar, the eyewitness of the incident, were produced in the court. Kishore was seen near Ashutosh’s coaching center on the day of the incident. He was also seen in the car with the kidnappers. The court accepted that Kishore, along with other accused, had committed the crime of kidnapping Ashutosh, demanding ransom, murdering him, burning the dead body in a sack and throwing it into the river in a pre-planned plan to destroy the evidence. Along with life imprisonment, the accused has also been fined Rs 60,000. 

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