A fast track court in Malegaon has sentenced five youths to seven year rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,000 each for causing death of an old man, obstructing from playing cricket on Friday. However, the court acquitted one man due to lack of evidence.
According to prosecution, on October 13, 2003 a 55-year-old man-Maqbul Hassan Lubrani was sitting on a cot in his house in Malegaon's Islamabad locality when a cricket ball hit by youths, playing cricket outside his home, went into his house and hit Maqbul Lubrani. He became angry and obstructed the boys from playing cricket in the said lane.
The Youths also got enraged over obstructing Maqbul from playing cricket, there was strong altercations and the five youths beaten Maqbul by cricket bats. He got injured and died on way to hospital.
Malegaon police arrested six persons-Khalid Abdul Raheman (24), Sajid Abdul Raheman (20), Javed Abdul Raheman (21), (three brothers), Mohmed Atiq Shabbir Ahmed, Shaikh Nawaj Shaikh Sariff and Abdul Raheman Khan Mohmed and registered offences against them and filed case in Malegaon court.
Fast track court judge BR Kamble has sentenced five persons to seven year RI and imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 each on them while acquitted Abdul Raheman Khan Mohmed on Friday.