One gets death penalty for killing five Dalits

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 12:58

Fatehpur (UP): A local court has sentenced
one person to death and two others to life imprisonment for
killing five Dalits more than 10 years ago.

Special judge P K Chaturvedi convicted Devideen Singh,
Shivram Singh and Hariman for killing Tejani, Lalita, Jagpata,
Puja and Manish over a minor dispute in Hasnapur village in
Hussainganj area on June 17, 2001, assistant prosecution
officer P K Mishra said.

Pronouncing the judgement yesterday, the court sentenced
Devideen to death, while Shivram and Hariman were sentenced to
life imprisonment, he said.

The fourth accused Ramakant Bajpai was acquitted by the
court, Mishra said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 12:58

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