12 accused get life term in Jhankar Saikia lynching case

DIPHU, Feb 28 – Seven years after Jhankar Saikia, a college student, was lynched in front of his father and half-a-dozen armed police personnel in Diphu town in front of the police station, the Diphu District court today awarded life term imprisonment to 12 people who were found guilty for the offence. The court of Karbi Anglong District and Sessions Judge AU Ahmed pronounced its judgment on the mob lynching case.

“The accused persons Robinson Teron, Biswajit Hanse, Sarsing Teron, Sanjoy Rongphar, Bikram Tisso, Junsing Teron, Binong Terang, Sarlongri Terang, Philipson Taro, Hitesh Rava, Enus Timung and Mangal Sing Rangphar were found guilty under Sections 147/149/341/323/302 of the Indian Penal Code and accordingly, they were convicted,”the court ruling held.

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