1984 riots: Man gets life for murdering four

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 00:51

New Delhi: A man was sentenced on Monday to life
imprisonment for burning alive four persons in Trilokpuri area
of East Delhi during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots which had broken
out here following the assassination of the then Prime
Minister Indira Gandhi.
Additional Sessions Judge P S Teji also imposed a fine of
Rs 30,000 on convict Mahesh saying the prosecution has
established that he was present in the mob which had set the
house on fire resulting in four deaths on November 3, 1984.



"The prosecution has successfully established on record
beyond reasonable doubt that the accused was a member of
the unlawful assembly at the time of commission of the offence
and entered into the house.
"Prosecution has also successfully established that after
entering into the house, being a member of the unlawful
assembly, accused Mahesh committed the murder of the four
persons," the court said.



Mahesh was in the mob which had entered complainant Vidya
Kaur`s house in block number-13 at Trilokpuri on November 3,
1984, and burnt alive her husband Jaswant Singh, his nephew
Anokha Singh, his friend Satnam Singh and a neighbour Bhajan
Singh.



The court relied on testimonies of Vidya, her two sons
Surjeet Singh and Kuldeep Singh who had also witnessed the
killings.



PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 00:51

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