Saroj @ Suraj Panchal & Anr. v. State of West Bengal

Saroj @ Suraj Panchal & Anr. v. State of West Bengal

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 734 OF 2014 [CRLMP No.6247 of 2014 in SLP (Crl.) No.6775 of 2010-Jail Petition]

The appellants herein are accused nos.1 and 3 respectively in Sessions Trial Case, they were convicted for offence under Section 302 read with Section 34 IPC and each of them was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for life and to pay a fine of Rs.10,000/- and in default to undergo rigorous imprisonment for one year. There was a love affair between Sukumar Ray, the deceased in this case and Kumari Bandana Panchal aged about 20 years, daughter of accused no.1 Saroj @ Suraj Panchal. One day people saw accused beating Sukumar Ray with iron rod and lathi and dragging him by tying his hands and legs through wooden staircase from the first floor to the ground floor. As a result of this Sukumar Ray died. In post mortem report it was found that death was caused due to injuries sustained particularly the head injury. The Supreme Court gave the verdict that imposition of seven years rigorous imprisonment on each of the appellants for the conviction under Section 304 Part I IPC would meet the ends of justice…..read more