Jorhat: Four of the five former executives of a tea estate, accused in the 1992 rape and murder of a teenaged girl, on Tuesday surrendered in the Sessions Court here on the directions of the Supreme Court.
The four executives Dhruba Bhuyan, Anjan Sarma, Akhil Bordoloi and Phatick Dutta surrendered at the court of Pradip Kumar Khanikar, while another of their colleague and co-accused Jeet Kakoty was still absconding.
The four have been sent to the Jorhat Central Jail.
The five executives were sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by the Gauhati High Court in November last year for raping and killing an 18-year-old girl in an official bungalow of the Dotonga Tea estate in Jorhat district on December 29, 1992.
They had appealed against the High Court order to the Supreme Court, which on January 10 last rejected their plea and directed them to surrender within six weeks.
According to the Court`s order the five had raped the girl before killing her and chopping her body into 24 pieces and throwing them on railway tracks.