BSP MLA gets life in Shashi murder case

Ex-UP minister Anand Sen Yadav was awarded life sentence for the murder of a law student in 2007.

Updated: May 17, 2011, 18:25 PM IST

Faizabad (UP): BSP MLA and former Uttar
Pradesh Minister Anand Sen and two others were on Tuesday sentenced
to life imprisonment by a special court for murdering a dalit
girl student four years ago.

Pronouncing the verdict, Judge Matambar Singh also
slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 each on the MLA and his driver
Vijay Sen and Rs 15,000 on Seema Azad, an associate of the
legislator.

The dalit girl Shashi, a law student in Faizabad, went
missing in October 2007.

Her father Yogender Prasad alleged that the then BSP
minister Anand Sen had abducted and killed his daughter.

Anand Sen was also accused of having an affair with
Shashi who was allegedly pressuring him to marry her.

The body of the Shashi had not been recovered and the
court delivered the verdict based on testimonies of the
witnesses, a prosecution counsel said.

PTI