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Man Gets 7-year Jail For Killing Protester In UP's Muzaffarnagar

Man Gets 7-year Jail For Killing Protester In UP's Muzaffarnagar

A court here on Friday sentenced a man to seven-year imprisonment for killing a protester during an agitation two years ago. The additional district sessions judge, Om Veer Singh, also imposed a fine of Rs 55,000 on the accused after finding him guilty underSection 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC and the Arms Act .

Muzaffarnagar (UP): A court here on Friday sentenced a man to seven-year imprisonment for killing a protester during an agitation two years ago. The additional district sessions judge, Om Veer Singh, also imposed a fine of Rs 55,000 on the accused after finding him guilty underSection 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC and the Arms Act .

According to government lawyer Omprakash Upadhyay, during the agitation against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act here on April 2, 2018, a dalit protester, Amresh, was shot dead. After the incident, police had registered the case against the accused, Ramsharan, and recovered the pistol used in the crime.

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