17 sentenced to life imprisonment in Bihar
Nawada: Seventeen people were sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday in a seven year old case of attack and torching homes of the weaker section for not voting for an influential candidate in Bihar`s Nawada district.
Convicting the 17, Additional District and Sessions judge Baidyanath also fined them Rs 5,000 each or six months additional imprisonment.
Angry over denial of vote in the panchayat election in 2006, a group of people in Siswa village of the district had attacked the homes of weaker section and set them on fire.
A total of 24 people were accused in the case of whom two died in the course of the trial.
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