• Punishment for cow slaughter is more stringent than killing a person on Road

    July 17, 2017

    Sentencing for killing a cow is five or seven or 14 (years) in different states which is lesser than in case of death of a human being caused by rash or negligent driving, sentence prescribed in law is only two years.

    This was observed by a city court on Saturday, while awarding a two-year jail term to the son of a Haryana businessman for mowing down a motorcyclist with his BMW car in 2008.


    Additional sessions judge Sanjeev Kumar held the accused, Utsav Bhasin, guilty under sections 304 A (causing death by negligence), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 279 (rash driving) of IPC.


    The court also directed Bhasin to give Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the victim's family and Rs 2 lakh to the injured. The judge noted that on completion of three years in power, the government advertised various initiatives under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 26, 2017.


    On the completion of four years, the court wants the government to take steps for enhancing the sentence for the offence under Section 304-A IPC. The court expressed its displeasure at the fact that even in Delhi, which is India's capital, there are no exclusive lanes for the non-motorised vehicles like bicycles. "Most of them are either used for parking or encroached upon by locals," it said. "I am compelled to observe that India has a disreputable record of accidents," the judge added.


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