Trespassing, damaging property: 2-yr jail term for nine Bhongir men in 2015 case

They were accused of unlawful assembly, trespassing, damaging property, and obstructing a public servant from discharging their duty.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  19 Sep 2022 2:33 PM GMT
Trespassing, damaging property: 2-yr jail term for nine Bhongir men in 2015 case

Hyderabad: Nine persons were sentenced to two years imprisonment by the ASJ court in Bhongir on Monday. They were accused of unlawful assembly, trespassing, damaging property, and obstructing a public servant from discharging their duty.

The convicted persons are Manthri Srisailam, Dasari Sikinder Reddy, Chinthala Sadaiah, Chinthala Srihari, Marati Sreenu, Chinthala Sreenu, Regu Srihari, Sirikonda venkatesh, and Chinthala Meenaiah. All are residents of Theriyala village in Gundala mandal in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri-Bhongir districts.

On 18 June 2015, at around 6:30 a.m, the Gundala police received a complaint from Thaduri Maisaiah (49), a head constable at the Gundala police station. In the complaint he said that about six months ago, Vemula Swapna's marriage was solemnized with Vemula Sreekanth in Theriyala village under Gundala mandal. Later, the couple moved to Medially village of Rangareddy district for work.

Due to differences between the couple, Swapna died by suicide. A case was registered in 2015 under section 304(B) of the IPC at Medipally police station.

On 17 June 2015, after the post-mortem examination, Swapna's parents brought her body to Theriyala village. The body was laid in the house of Yadagiri, the father of Sreekanth. On 18 June 2015, at around 6:30 a.m, Swapna's relatives and the nine convicted persons from Cheguvera village went into the house, damaged the doors, brought out the household articles, and set them ablaze. The group also went to Yadagiri's old house, burnt the house, and demanded Rs. 6,50,000 as compensation to the dead woman's parents. The nine convicted persons also obstructed the head constable and his staff from discharging their legitimate duties.

Based on the complaint, a case was registered in 2015 under sections 143, 448, 427,436, and 353 of the IPC at Gundala station. During the investigation, Gundala police arrested the nine accused and remanded them to judicial custody.

On 19 September 2022. The nine men were convicted to undergo two years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 2,000 each was imposed against them by a Bhongir court.

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