A CPI(M) leader was sentenced to life imprisonment by Barasat Court on Wednesday in connection with an incident of acid attack and rape that took place in the year 2010.
Srimoyee Kundu, judge of the fast track court (I), held Jamaluddin Mullick alias Jamal guilty and punished him with life imprisonment and fine of Rs 50,000. Jamal would need to serve imprisonment for
five more years if he fails to give the fine. The Court held the accused guilty after hearing 22 witnesses.
Biplab Roy, the state’s counsel, said Jamal was a CPI(M) leader from Aamdanga area and he threw acid at a woman, who was the friend of his daughter. The incident took place at Mashlandapur Station on November 30, 2010. He had threatened the victim and her family members not to lodge any complaint with the police.
He even raped the victim’s mother when she had taken an attempt to lodge a complaint against him. Being a “powerful” leader of the then ruling party, he had not even allowed the local people to take the victim and her mother to any doctor.
Despite all the threats her mother had taken the victim to doctor, a day after the incident. Receiving the information, the accused rushed to the doctor’s chamber and threatened them with dire consequences.
He had later kidnapped the victim on December 24 in 2012 from Aamdanga. She was found lying unconscious in a bush after nine days on Januray 2, 2013. Subsequently, Jamal was arrested.
The victim and her mother expressed that they were happy with the punishment given to the accused. They were happy as they have got justice within a short time after the incident took place.