Mangaluru, Nov 25, 2017: The principal district and sessions court Mangaluru on Nov 24, Friday acquitted four people who were charged with attempt to murder an RTI activist due to lack of evidences in a February 2015 case. However, the court awarded them a fine of Rs 10,000 each for attacking the victim.
The case dates back to February 2, 2015 at Adyar Kattem, about 13 km from here.
Surendra B Kambli; Pramod Alva, Adyar; Muhammed Rameez, Adyar Katte; Siraj, Adyar Guttu; and Anwar were accused of a murderous assault on one Tyampanna Shetty, 62, Adyar, Daddalike on February 11, 2015, at around 9.15am.
According to the police complaint filed by the RTI activist Tyampanna Shetty, the gang led a murderous assault on him as he was talking to one Robert Ferrao near the fish market.
The principal district and sessions court judge K S Begali took up the case and held Surendra Kambli, Muhammed Rameez, Siraj and Anwar guilty of assault under IPC Section 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on them. The judge also directed that half the money from the fine be handed over to the victim towards compensation. Another accused Pramod Alva was absolved of all charges because of lack of evidence. The then police inspector attached to the Mangaluru Rural station M D Maddi had filed a chargesheet.
Another case : Public prosecutor Pushaparaj Adyantaya represented the government in the case. A rubber tapper, who killed his 24-year-old brother-in-law in 2014, has been awarded three years of imprisonment.
The third additional district and sessions court here on Thursday awarded the quantum of punishment after holding the accused guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The court also directed the accused to give Rs 2 lakh as compensation to the mother of the deceased.
The case dates back to 24 November 2014. The incident took place at Kalanje in Belthangady.
On the fateful day, fight broke between Ramesh, the culprit, and his brother-in-law Balakrishna over property row. In a fit of rage, Ramesh pushed Balakrishna to the ground and smashed his faced with a large stone. The efforts of Kalyani, Balakrishna’s mother, to rescue him failed and the youth died a few hours later.
Their neighbour Girija had filed a police complaint. The then circle inspector of Uppinnagadi Anil S Kulkarni had taken up the investigation.