Bhopal: A local court has sentenced eight
persons to life imprisonment for murdering three members of a
family over a minor dispute in 2009.
Additional District and Sessions Jundge Mohammad Yusuf
Ansari pronounced the judgement yesterday on a complaint
lodged by Sunil, a relative of the deceased.
The eight persons who were awarded life term are Deenu
Jatav, Keshav, Sanjay, Ajay, Rakesh, Ramcharan, Kalu and
According to the prosecution, the accused killed Jeevan
Malviya, his wife Sita Bai and their son Raju of Sanjay Nagar
in city`s Shahjanabad locality on May 13, 2009, using
sharp-edged weapons over a dispute of fetching water from a
public tap in front of the deceased`s house.
The accused also attacked Sunil and injured him when
he tried to save his relatives.
Statements of 23 witnesses, including Sunil, who was an
eyewitness to the incident, were registered before the verdict