Eight get life term in 2009 murder case

Bhopal: A local court has sentenced eight persons to life imprisonment for murdering three members of a family over a minor dispute in 2009.

Additional District and Sessions Jundge Mohammad Yusuf Ansari pronounced the judgement yesterday on a complaint lodged by Sunil, a relative of the deceased.

The eight persons who were awarded life term are Deenu Jatav, Keshav, Sanjay, Ajay, Rakesh, Ramcharan, Kalu and Bhupendra.

According to the prosecution, the accused killed Jeevan Malviya, his wife Sita Bai and their son Raju of Sanjay Nagar in city's Shahjanabad locality on May 13, 2009, using sharp-edged weapons over a dispute of fetching water from a public tap in front of the deceased's house.

The accused also attacked Sunil and injured him when he tried to save his relatives.

Statements of 23 witnesses, including Sunil, who was an eyewitness to the incident, were registered before the verdict was pronounced.