Three more convicted in Kandhamal riot case
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 20:50
Phulbani (Orissa): A fast track court here sentenced three persons to three years rigorous imprisonment on Thursday for killing a man during the communal riot in Kandhamal and acquitted seven others.

Fast Track Court-I Judge S K Das while sentencing three tribals also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 each for killing Sidheswar Pradhan, a member of a minority group belonging to Sulesuru village under Tikabali police station on August 25, 2008.

According to the prosecution, the victim was clubbed to death by the trio in front of the villagers and his family members and his body set on fire.

The court acquitted seven others due to lack of evidence against them.

Ten others accused of setting houses of minority people ablaze were acquitted due to lack of evidence against them.

With the conviction of three persons, the total number of people convicted for the Kandhamal riots has gone up to 27.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 20:50

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