Orissa: Life imprisonment for two murder accused

Rourkela (Orissa): A local fast track court has convicted two accused and sentenced them to life imprisonment for killing one Bharat Bahadur on May 2, 2010.

The fast track court Judge, Gopabandhu Patnaik found Jiten Kumar Das and Bhagaban Patra guilty after examining 18 witnesses and taking cognition of Bahadur's dying declaration before an executive magistrate.

The judgement was pronounced here yesterday.

According to the prosecution, the two convicts had attacked Bharat Bahadur of Kabisamratpally area under sector-7 police limit of this steel city on May 2, 2010 with sharp weapons injuring him fatally. Old enmity was stated to be the cause of the attack.

Bharat was rushed to Rourkela Government Hospital where he died the next day. Police had arrested Jiten Kumar and Bhagaban for murder under Section 300 IPC.