The Tashkent’s Mirabad District Criminal Court on Monday sentenced Islombek Tulaganov, student of the Borovskiy medical college to six years in prison for beating a classmate in May that led to his death.
Islombek Tulaganov, 18, was arrested in early June on charges of causing serious bodily harm to another student of the college, Jasurbek Ibragimov, who later died in one of the Tashkent hospitals from injuries.
The investigation was taken under personal control by the Uzbekistan’s general prosecutor, Ikhtiyor Abdullaev, after Jasurbek’s mother addressed an open letter to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, where she pointed to the police inaction in the investigation into the death of her son.
On May 3, Islombek Tulaganov was charged of serious bodily harm on clause "d" of part 3 of Article 104 of the Criminal Code (intentional grievous bodily harm resulting in the death of the victim).
"Islombek Tulyaganov is found guilty of committing the crime and was sentenced to six years in a colony of ordinary regimen," the judge Matchanbay Matchanov announced.
The court found that as a result of the quarrel Islobbek Tulaganov inflicted grievous bodily harm on Jasurbek Ibragimov, following which Jasurbek underwent five operations within a month, however doctors could not save his life.
The verdict was made in view of Article 85 of the Criminal Code, according to which persons who committed a serious crime between the ages of 16 and 18 years are sentenced to imprisonment of maximum of up to 7 years. In addition, the circumstances mitigating punishment - age, no criminal record, the nature and degree of public danger of the crime were taken into account.
At the same time, the court considered the testimony of the defendant, who did not plead guilty as an attempt to avoid punishment.