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Friday, February 6, 2015
Bihar - Man awarded death sentence for kidnapping, killing child
TNN | Sep 7, 2014, 02.06AM IST
KATIHAR: A Katihar court on Friday awarded capital punishment to one Bijan Mahto, a resident of Rajiganj under Korha police station area, in a kidnapping-cum-killing case of a child in 2012.
Delivering the judgment, the court-II of additional district and sessions judge (ADJ) Raghupati Singh also imposed a penalty of Rs 50,000 on the accused. Mahto was charged with kidnapping the boy and throwing his body at Boro ghat. This is the second such case where a Katihar court has awarded the capital punishment.
Mahto will also be undergoing one year rigorous imprisonment in case he fails to pay the penalty
Additional public prosecutor (APP) Rajendra Mishra, giving graphic details of the case, said that a two-and-a-half-year-old boy Suman Kumar, son of a middle school teacher Hira Lal Mahto, was kidnapped on January 19, 2012. The toddler's father lodged an FIR with Korha police station on January 20, 2012, when he failed to trace his son. On the confessional statement of abductor Bijan Mahto, who was arrested on January 20, the infant's body was recovered from Boro ghat on January 21, 2012.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Patna/Man-awarded-death-sentence-for-kidnapping-killing-child/articleshow/41897844.cms [last accessed 06.02.2015]