Sikh temple shooting trial starts in Austria

Six men, including five Indians, have gone on trial in connection with last year`s bloody shooting at a temple in the Austrian capital.

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2010, 19:13 PM IST

Vienna: Six men, including five Indians, have
gone on trial in connection with last year`s bloody shooting
at a temple in the Austrian capital.

A Sikh preacher was killed and more than a dozen others
were wounded, including a second Sikh cleric, during the May
24 incident. The rampage triggered riots in several cities in
northern India.

The main suspect is charged with murder and two counts of
attempted murder. The other five are accused of accessory to
murder and attempted intentional aggravated assault.

None have been officially identified but the Vienna
public prosecutor`s office said five are Indian citizens and
that the nationality of the sixth suspect is unknown.

A verdict is not expected before the end of September. If
convicted, the suspects face up to life in prison.

Bureau Report