Memi Chanu case: Court sentence Rohit ‘hang till death’; life imprisonment for Farish Shah

Memi Chanu case: Court sentence Rohit ‘hang till death’; life imprisonment for Farish Shah

Written By: / Tuesday, 05 February 2019 16:46

IT News

Imphal, Feb 5,

‘Yumkhaibam Rohit’, the main accuse to the brutal murdere of Pukhrihongbam Memi Chanu was sentenced ‘hang till death’ and his co-partner Md Farish Shah involved in the crime to ‘life imprisonment’ by the Court of District and Session Judge Senapati today.

Two other accused convicted by the same Court yesterday - Rehana (50), d/o Abdullah of Khergao Makha Leikai, Kshetrigao, Farjina (23) d/o Habi of Khergao Makha Leikai, Kshetrigao were sentenced 3 years and 6 years imprisonment respectively.

Dead body of Pukhrihongbam Memi Chanu was found stuffed inside a gunny bag floating in Iril River at Arapti Ketukhong area on August 17 last year.

The trial began before the Court against the four convicted individuals identified as Yumkhaibam Rohit alias Rajesh (29) s/o Y Rijauddin of Khergao Makha Leikai, Kshetrigao, Md Farish Shah (18) s/o (L) Faruk Shah of Kshetrigao Thambalkhong Makha Leikai, Rehana (50), d/o Abdullah of Khergao Makha Leikai, Kshetrigao, Farjina (23) d/o Habi of Khergao Makha Leikai, Kshetrigao, as well as the acquitted person, Leishangthem Nungchanba alias Ramesh (35) s/o Yaima of Leishangthem Awang Leikai, after a charge sheet was submitted by the IO of the case following the completion of the investigation, on January 15 and charges were framed the next day.

The trial began on January 17 and 28 prosecution witnesses were recorded during the trial.

The examination of the convicts and the acquitted individual was conducted on January 31.

The trial is one of the fastest in murder case as it took only 20 days.

 A Noutuneshori Devi, Session Judge, Senapati, convicted the four persons in connection with the abduction and murder case of one Pukrihongbam Memi Chanu, yesterday, apart from acquitting one individual.

On February 2, the Court came to the conclusion that the victim died after she was hit, strangulated and had her mouth and nose muffled by Y Rohit and Md Farish Khan in the evening of August 14 last year evening, at Farish’s room.

The Court also concluded that the same fact was confirmed by factum and were corroborated with the opinion given by the post mortem doctor.

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