Agartala, November 23, 2022: A district and sessions judge court of Khowai district in Tripura sentenced a 45-year old man to death for brutally murdering five people including a police inspector on the midnight of November 26, 2021.
Speaking to reporters, Public Prosecutor Bikash Deb said that on the night of November 26, 2021, Pradip Deb Roy brutally murdered his two daughters, his brother, a pedestrian and police inspector Satyajit Mallik in Laltila Shewratali area of Khowai district.
PP Deb said that Pradip quarreled with his wife over a family dispute and in a fit of rage, first hacked the younger daughter Aditi Debroy and then the elder daughter Mandira Debroy. While trying to stop him, Pradip’s elder brother Amalesh Debroy was also killed.
Receiving information, the Khowai police station staff rushed to the spot and tried to arrest him. But police inspector Satyajit Mallik was killed in his surprise attack. A pedestrian was also killed by Pradip at the spot. After that, he tried to escape from there, but the police managed to arrest him.
All of the injured were taken to the Khowai District Hospital for treatment. During treatment, one injured person, Krishna Das expired at Khowai hospital. The injured police officer, namely Inspector Satyajit Mallik, was referred to GBP Hospital in Agartala for better treatment, but during treatment he succumbed to his injury at GBP Hospital.
The Public Prosecutor also said that sub-inspector LT Darlong and SDPO Rajib Sutradhar of Khowai police station started the investigation of the case and after the investigation, they submitted a charge sheet against Pradip under sections 302, 307, 326, 333, 353 and 427 of IPC on February 19, 2022.
After that the trial process started. Bikash Deb said that the testimony of 28 people has been accepted in that case. After a lengthy hearing, Khowai district and Sessions Court Judge Shankari Das on Wednesday found Pradip Debroy, accused in the case of murdering five people, guilty and sentenced him to death under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.
In addition, the judge sentenced him to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 under section 307 of the Indian Penal Code. PP Bikash Deb said the accused Pradip acted mad during the investigation. But, with the help of doctors, his acting was caught. Hence, there has been some delay in the trial process. However, he thanked everyone for making it possible to complete the trial within a year.