The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on him and in case of non-payment of fine, he has to undergo an extra year of imprisonment.
The special court in Goalpara has convicted the rape and murder accused Kalu Munda of the offence under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 302, 376 (AB), r/w section 6 of the POCSO Act
The court on Monday awarded life in jail to accused Nurul Islam with a fine of Rs 8 lakh to be paid to the victims. He was earlier convicted by the POSCO court last week.
The verdict was delivered by Judge MS Barbhuiyan against B Hazarika, a resident of Golaghat town
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The three convicts became the first in the country to be awarded under the amended Indian Penal Code Section 376 (E).
A fine of Rs 31 lakhs has also been levied on Ram Rahim and Rs 50,000 on the remaining four accused – Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Avtar Singh, and Sabdil.
He was reportedly granted bail on two surety bonds of Rs 15,000 each on January 7, 2012
According to the verdict, the convict has been sentenced to undergo life imprisonment, under section 320 (punishment for murder) of the IPC