Two youths get life term for killing neighbour

New Delhi, Feb 16 (PTI) A Delhi court has sentenced twoyouths to life imprisonment for stabbing to death one personand critically injuring two others after a fight among themover beating up of a child of the victims'' family.

Additional Sessions Judge N K Kaushik also imposed afine of Rs 16,000 each on Kshitiz Kumar and Deepak of Sagarpurin West Delhi for stabbing to death their neighbour FerozHussain and injuring his brother Shabbir and Shamshad, besidestwo others.

"The fine, if realised, be paid as compensation to theinjured and legal heirs of the deceased, in equal proportion,"the court said.

The court convicted the duo relying upon the eyewitnessaccounts of injured victims Shabbir and Shamshad, whilepointing out inherent merits of deposition by injured victimssaying that they will not implicate falsely the persons whohave not hurt them.

While convicting the duo, the court also rued that theirthird accomplice escaped from police custody from a hospitalwhere he had been undergoing treatment after his arrest.

As per the prosecution case, the incident dated back toFebruary 18, 2009, when Shabbir''s son Imran came back home andtold him that he was beaten up by three boys in a neighbouringpark, where he had been playing.

Shabbir, along with his brothers Feroz and Shamshad,rushed to the park to catch the boys, but could not find them.

The three brothers, however, spotted the errant boys in anarrow lane adjoining the park and entered it to accost them,but the boys, armed with a wooden bat and knives, struck back.

They stabbed Feroz and mercilessly battered Shabbir andShamshad with the bat and fled after beating them up.

The three injured brothers were rushed to a hospitalwhere Feroz died a day later.

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