Uncle killer sentenced to life imprisonment

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018:  The session judge, Imphal West today awarded life sentence to one 41 years old Khulem Jiten who was convicted for murdering his own uncle Khulem Krishnamohan and attempting to murder another uncle Khulem Priyobarta in the evening of June 30, 2015.

The sentence was announced today in the open court after Jiten was convicted on September.

The court has also sentenced Jiten to rigorous imprisonment of 10 years for attempt to murder and another seven years for misusing his license guns.

The court order also mentioned that, “A total fine of Rs. 23,000 be deducted from the remuneration or otherwise earned by him while he has been serving his sentence, per month @ 50 percent and whatever amount deducted be deposited to the court per year till the realisation of the entire amount. Whatever deposited by the jail authority be deposited to the state exchequer.”

It further ordered that the seized exhibited pistol, magazine and ammunitions along with the DBBL gun with its cartridges. It also directed the district magistrate, Imphal West to cancel the gun licenses issued in favour of the convict.

The court has also recommended for providing victim compensation scheme of Rs. 5 lakh to the wife of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to the injured victim.

On February 1, 2016 charge was framed against the convict under section 302/ 307 IPC and 27 Arms Act and the convict on being asked on that day pleaded not guilty and claims to trial.

During the trial of the case the Jiten was on bail until police arrested him for allegedly killing another uncle, Khulem Tomba who is one of the prosecution witnesses of the trial case against him on July 27. Another case is being pending in the court in this connection.

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