Five of a family get lifer for triple murder

A local court today sentenced five members of a family to life imprisonment after finding them guilty of shooting dead a farmer and his two sons over a land dispute here in 2005.

Updated: Jul 20, 2010, 18:52 PM IST

Muzaffarnagar: A local court today
sentenced five members of a family to life imprisonment after
finding them guilty of shooting dead a farmer and his two sons
over a land dispute here in 2005.

Special Sessions Judge Pradeep Goel convicted brothers
Ranbir and Rajender and their three sons Mumupal, Suraj and
Anuj of the murder of farmer Karan Singh and his sons Jasbir
and Gatendra.

According to the prosecution, the accused shot dead the
trio following a dispute over a farm land at Sakha Khari
village here on December 18, 2005.

Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had expressed concern
over delay in disposal of the case and directed the Sessions
Court Judge to conclude the trial within two months or appear
in person before it to explain the reasons for the delay.

PTI