Guwahati: A special court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Guwahati on Saturday sentenced two persons to death and awarded life imprisonment to two others in 2014 mass killings case.
Accused Bishnu Narzary alias N Berema and Ajoy Basumutary alias B Buhumbua have been awarded death penalty, while two other accused, Sanju Bordoloi alias Sibigiri and Nitul Daimary alias D Naihab, have been awarded life imprisonment, a statement issued by NIA said.
Although the court had on August 29 convicted the four accused in the mass killing case triggered by terrorist outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), the quantum of punishment has been pronounced on Saturday.
On December 23, 2014, cadres of NDFB, a proscribed terrorist organization, had indiscriminately fired upon villagers of Hatijuli Shantipur under Dhekiajuli police limits in Sonitpur district of Assam, killing six persons and injuring two others.
In this connection, a case was registered at NIA Guwahati on December 30, 2014, under various Sections of IPC and Arms Act. A charge sheet was filed against the four accused on July 22, 2015.