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Congress MLA convicted in kidnap and murder case

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 22:28

Ranchi: A local court on Monday convicted Congress MLA Savna Lakra and three others for killing a youth who was allegedly in a relationship with Lakra`s niece.

Convicting Savna Lakra, his bodyguard Janak Mahato, driver Gopi Kashyap and his associate Dinesh Lakra in the murder of Avinash Tiwari, District and Sessions Judge S S Kazmi fixed May 15 to pronounce the quantum of sentence.

Avinash`s father had filed an FIR of abduction and murder against the representative of Khijri MLA and three others after the bullet-riddled body was recovered in a forest at Karra in the neighbouring Khunti district on April 27, 2011.

Avinash had on April 24 left home in Garhwa district for Ranchi by inter-city train when he went missing.

Savna, who surrendered to the court on May 24 that year after the court issued a non-bailable warrant in connection with the case, was against the love affair between Avinash and his niece and their decision to enter into wedlock.

First Published: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 22:28
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