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JAMMU: Principal Sessions Judge Samba Sonia Gupta, on Thursday, awarded life-imprisonment to one Kaleshwar Hondsa, an employee of Dabur India for murdering his senior, Suresh Chander Sharma.
As per details of case, on November 1, 2012, one S K Sabapathy, son of K S Sundram, Unit Manager Dabur India Ltd, lodged a complaint at Police Station Bari Brahmana, asserting therein that on November 1, 2012 afternoon, a worker namely Kaleshwar Hondsa, age 32 years, son of Chund Hondsa, resident of Harin Gohal, Tehsil and District Dumka, Jharkhand, started hitting around with an iron angle and other workers tried to stop him, but he kept on hitting and hit one Suresh Chander Sharma, age 48 years, son of R K Sharma, resident of Sawai, Madhopura, Rajasthan, on his head resulting into his death. He also hit another person namely D V Rai, son of Des Bahadur Rai of Himachal Pradesh, inflicting head injuries. On receipt of complaint, FIR No. 108/2012 for commission of offences punishable under sections 302/307 of RPC was registered and investigation was assigned to SI Ramesh Chander.
Principal Sessions Judge Samba Sonia Gupta after hearing Public Prosecutor Jawaid Ahmed Khawaja observed that convict Kaleshwar Hodsa is a young person and awarding life imprisonment under section 302 of RPC would serve the interest of justice. “Present case does not fall in the category of rarest of rare case for awarding death sentence. Keeping in view age of the convict/accused and considering contention of learned Amicus Curaie about the crime, I think this case does not fall in the category of rarest of rare cases. As such, imprisonment for life shall be adequate sentence in the present case under section 302 of RPC. He was further directed to pay a fine of Rs. 10,000 (rupees ten thousand only) for offence under section 302 of RPC and in default of payment of fine, he shall undergo further imprisonment for six months. He is further sentenced to undergo imprisonment for six months. Both the sentences shall, however, run concurrently. The sentence of imprisonment for life, however, shall be subject to confirmation by the High Court. Let the execution warrant be issued accordingly,” the Court observed.