AGARTALA, May 18 - Seven persons including three women were convicted in the infamous Tata Kalibari incident in which a young housewife Soma Majumder was brutally tortured by a mob.
Four male accused � Sushil Majumder, Dipankar Majumder, Debabrata Majumder and Partha Majumder � were convicted for four years rigorous imprisonment while three females � Sima Majumder, Shilpi Majumder and Suniti Majumder � were convicted for two years imprisonment each for their involvement in the incident. Additional District and Session Judge Sanjib Majumder also imposed some fine on them while delivering the judgement on Tuesday.
However, the court allowed a bail petition moved by the three female accused as they were convicted for two years and sanctioning bail to them was within the jurisdiction of the District and Session Court.
Soma Majumder was tied to a post in the Nat Mandir of Tata Kalibari, on the outskirt of the capital town on October 11, 2014 and brutally tortured for her �objectionable lifestyle�.
Though some male members participated in the incident, the females took the lead. Initially, police had ignored the matter but was forced to register a case when the footages of the incident were telecast on local television channels. The video footage showed the convicted women beating the young lady with chappals but nobody came forward for her rescue.
The then Governor PB Acharya had asked the police to conduct a thorough investigation and ensure justice for the tortured woman. And, finally the woman got justice.