Man gets life for stabbing colleague
A man, who was accused of killing a colleague with a butcher’s knife following an altercation, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court which said the offence was pre-planned.
The judge held 25-year-old Anil, resident of Jwala Puri in west Delhi, guilty of murdering 21-year-old Sanjay and awarded him the jail term.
“The offence was pre-planned by convict Anil and he has motive to commit murder of the deceased,” the court said.
The court, however, said death penalty cannot be awarded to the convict as there was nothing on record showing that he cannot be reformed or that he was a menace to the society.
The Judge convicted the accused to undergo rigorous life imprisonment under section 302 of the IPC and to pay a fine of Rs 20,000.
The court also asked the legal service authority of west Delhi district to award appropriate compensation to the victim’s family.