First death sentence in South Tripura district goes to 45-year old

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, Nov 21, 2012 : The district and session court of South Tripura district awarded death sentence on Tuesday to a 45 year old man for killing his parents and wife three years ago on November 12, 2009.

After a long hearing, the district and session court in southern Tripura Tuesday awarded the capital punishment to Arjun Biswas for killing his father, mother and wife following family disputes, said public prosecutor Biplab Kanti Datta.

The killings took place at Srinagar village under Sabroom subdivison, about 135 km south of Agartala on November 12, 2009 last.

Datta said District and Sessions Court Judge Gautam Debnath termed the murder "brutal and rarest of the rare crime" and sent the case to the Guwahati High Court for approval.

During the trial, 38 people, including the eight years old only son of accused Arjun Biswas, gave their statements in the court.

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