5 yrs after his electric fence killed boy,man gets 7 yrs in jail

A Delhi court has sentenced a man to seven years in prison,after an electric fence he had erected around his rose garden led to the death of an 18-year-old boy.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 4, 2012 2:04:36 am

A Delhi court has sentenced a man to seven years in prison,after an electric fence he had erected around his rose garden led to the death of an 18-year-old boy.

The court held the man guilty of culpable homicide,and also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on him.

“I am of the considered opinion that accused Anand’s act of fencing the field with electrically-charged wire with which the boy came in contact and died,was certainly with full knowledge that such an act may cause death of any person,” Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Tewari said.

“In the circumstances,the convict is sentenced to undergo simple imprisonment for a period of seven years,with a fine of Rs 50,000 for the offence under Section 304-II (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code,” the court added.

The case dates back to December 2006,when an 18-year-old boy from Narela in North Delhi was electrocuted by the electric fence of his neighbour Anand’s rose field. As per the prosecution case,lodged on a complaint by victim’s uncle,the youth had been his assaulted by Anand and his brothers and was pushed onto the fence. The court,however,rejected the contention,saying that there were “material contradictions” in his statement. However,the judge convicted Anand after he admitted to fencing the field with live electric wire.

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