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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Two given death sentence in Bihar

16 April 2013 Press Trust of India DARBHANGA, 16 APRIL: A district court today sentenced two persons to death for killing a petrol pump owner and two others during a robbery in Bihar's Darbhanga district two years ago.
Additional District and Sessions Court judge SP Pandey also fined the convicts Rs 10,000 each.
The court acquitted one person for lack of evidence while another is absconding.
Another accused is facing trial in a juvenile court.
Three persons, including the owner of the petrol pump, were shot dead when they resisted a robbery in 27 January, 2011 at Nehra village under Manigachi police station area.
Source : http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=452360&catid=36

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