Rape and murder of a housewife, one sentenced to life imprisonment
By Our Correspondent
Agartala, Updated: January 14, 2022, 07:19:11 AM
One Hiranta Tripura (20) has been sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and murder of a 32-year-old housewife Thaucru Mog in a Litchu Bagan of Haridhan Para in Uttar Ichacherra under Baikhora Police Station. District and Scission judge Ashutosh Pande delivered the verdict on Thursday. He also imposed a fine of Rs.20,000. In case of non-payment another three months of jail.
The incident took place on October 5, 2020 when the housewife went to collect firewood from the forest. Hiranta followed her and forcibly raped the lady before killing her by strangulating. As she was not returning, her husband and son went to the forest and found the body lying in a jungle.
Neighbors suspected Hiranta saw some injury mark in his body. He claimed the injuries were caused while he was taking a bath in a pond but that failed to convince the police. Subsequently, he admitted the crime during interrogation and the investigating officer Sub-inspector Ruma Noatia submitted the charge sheet in time. (Tripurainfo)