JORHAT, Aug 20 - The Jorhat District and Sessions Judge VK Chandak sentenced a youth to seven years rigourous imprisonment after convicting him of killing another youth following a quarrel in a cricket match over 17 years back.
Chandak in a judgement delivered on Saturday found Samiran Saikia alias Dipu, a resident of Gohain Tekela Gaon here guilty of killing Mukunda Bora, a player of the rival team, under Section 304 (II) - culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on Saikia, stating that failure to pay the fine by him will lead to another six months of rigourous imprisonment to be served by the convict.
As per case records, on November 16, 2005, Saikia, who was batting for his team in a cricket match held at a field at Gohain Tekela Gaon, reportedly had a quarrel with Mukunda, who was the baller at the opposite end while Saikia was running to collect a run.
During the argument, Saikia reportedly hit Mukunda with his hand and also with the bat, following which Mukunda was severely injured. Doctors at the hospital where he was rushed declared him (Mukunda) �brought dead�.
During the course of the trial, altogether 19 witnesses were examined by the court.