Bihar: 25 persons sentenced to lifer
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 19:43
  
Madhepura (Bihar): A fast track court on Thursday sentenced 25 persons to life imprisonment and acquitted another person in a double murder case in Bihar's Madhepura district.

The fast track court judge Amrendra Sinha passed the order convicting 25 persons to life imprisonment after finding them guilty in the murder case of the twin brothers Virendra Narayan Jha and Dhirendra Narayan Jha in 2004.

The court also acquitted one person of the all charges for want of evidence against him.

According to prosecution, the family members of Sanjay Yadav and others had mercilessly beaten the Jha brothers following a petty dispute between the children of the two families during a game on March 12, 2004 in Dighahi village under Murliganj police station area.

The Yadav family members and their kins had badly beaten the Jha duo of which Virendra Narayan Jha had died on the spot, while his sibling succumbed to injuries in a hospital a few days later.

A case was subsequently registered at Murliganj police station against 26 persons charging them with the murder of the Jha siblings.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 19:43


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