Two years in prison if you kill people but 14 years if you kill cows: Indian judge

Source: Tribune

A judge in Delhi, India sentenced the son of an industrialist to two years’ imprisonment on Saturday for mowing down a motorcyclist with his luxury BMW car in 2008, reported Hindustan Times.

The judge observed how present-day laws provide more strict and stringent punishment to perpetrators of cattle-related crimes than drivers who take human lives.

“The sentence for killing a cow is five, seven or 14 years in different states, but the sentence for causing the death of a human being through rash or negligent driving is only two years,” additional sessions judge Sanjeev Kumar said.

The court held the accused, 30-year-old Utsav Bhasin, guilty of rash driving, voluntary causing hurt on provocation and causing death by negligence. It also announced a Rs1 million compensation for the family of the victim, and Rs200,000 for the injured.

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