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Undertrial given life imprisonment by Delhi court for murdering inmate in Rohini jail

A 23-year old undertrial in Rohini jail has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court for the murder of an inmate. Additional Sessions Judge Chandra Bose convicted Krishan for murdering another undertrial, Pawan, when he refused to prepare the convict a refreshment drink late in the night. It is held that accused (Krishan) has committed the offence punishable under section 302 (murder) of IPC (Indian Penal Code), the court said in a recent order, and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him. The court, however, acquitted him for the offence under section 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC. According the the prosecution, on the intervening night of May 22, 2018, Krishan had asked Pawan to prepare Roohafza for him. When Pawan refused to do so, the accused caught hold of his hair and hit on his chest with elbow. He continued beating the victim on his chest and neck. One of the undertrials rang the bell to which the warden came and intervened. Pawan was shifted to a hospital where ..


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