3 get death for killing friend
A fast-track court here on Monday awarded capital punishment to 3 youths for murdering their friend out of sheer jealousy as he planned to marry a girl they all fancied. 3rd additional district and sessions judge Jhoolanand Jha awarded death sentence to Gulab, Asmat and Pipiya for killing Mohd Illias, a resident of Kabirpur locality in Masudanpur village under the Nathnagar police station, with an iron rod on April 3, 2009. According to the prosecution, the trio, after stabbing Illias, threw him into a well. His body was later recovered by police. Quoting from the confessional of Asmat, prosecution counsel said the 4 friends, all in the age group of 22-24 years, were eyeing a girl of the locality. However, the girl granted her favours to Illias who wished to tie the knot with her. This infuriated the remaining 3 and they conspired to kill Illias. An FIR in this connection was lodged by Illias' father Mohd Shamsuddin, additional public prosecutor Irshad Navi said.
(Source: The Times of India, 19 May 2009)
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