You must have heard and seen a lot about the death sentence given to a criminal by a judge. But have you heard that any judge has been hanged? Yes, this is a very old thing, but it is a fact. 45 years ago from today i.e. in the year 1976, a judge was hanged and the reason for this is very scary, knowing that you will also get goosebumps. Actually, we are talking about Upendra Nath Rajkhowa. He was posted as District and Sessions Judge in Dhubri district (also known as Dubri or Dhubri) of Assam. He also got a government residence, adjacent to which other government officials also had residences.
The case dates back to the 1970s. Upendra Nath Rajkhowa retired in February 1970. However, he did not vacate the government bungalow. Meanwhile, his wife and three daughters suddenly disappeared.
Whenever anyone asked Upendra Nath Rajkhowa where his family is, he would make some excuse that he has gone here, has gone there. In April 1970, Upendra Nath Rajkhowa vacated the government bungalow and was replaced by another judge.
The most surprising thing was that no one knew about where Rajkhowa had gone. Since Rajkhowa's brother-in-law, that is, his wife's brother was in the police, he came to know from somewhere that Rajkhowa was staying in a hotel in Siliguri for several days. He then went to the hotel with some policemen and met them and asked about his sister and nieces. On this Rajkhowa made various excuses. Meanwhile, he also tried to commit suicide inside the room, after which he was admitted to the hospital.
However, Rajkhowa later confessed to the police that he had killed his wife and all three daughters and buried the bodies of all four of them under the ground in the same government bungalow. Thereafter he was arrested. The case went on for almost a year and the lower court sentenced Upendra Nath Rajkhowa to death.
After this, Upendra Nath Rajkhowa appealed in the High Court against the death sentence, but the High Court also upheld the decision of the lower court. Then Rajkhowa appealed to the Supreme Court, but the Supreme Court also upheld the decision of the High Court and the lower court. It is said that Rajkhoa had also appealed to the President for a mercy petition, but he too turned down his appeal.
On February 14, 1976, former judge Upendra Nath Rajkhowa was hanged in Jorhat Jail for the murder of his wife and three daughters. But the biggest thing in this is that why Rajkhowa had killed his own wife and daughters, he never told anyone about it. It still remains a secret.
Upendra Nath Rajkhowa is the only judge in India who was hanged. It is said that there is no such judge in the world who has been sentenced to death for murder. The bungalow in which Upendra Nath Rajkhowa had the carcass of his wife and daughters, later people started calling it Bhoot Bungalow. The judges who were living there at that time also left the bungalow and moved to another place. Since then that bungalow remained vacant for many years because no one was ready to go there. However, now the bungalow has been demolished and a new court building is being built in its place.