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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Uttar Pradesh: Man gets death sentence for killing wife, four daughters

Press Trust of India | Faizabad (UP) January 30, 2014 Last Updated at 22:02 IST

A local court here today awarded death sentence to a man for killing his wife and four young daughters as he suspected the wife's fidelity. The court of Additional District Judge (5th) Daya Ram held Deen Dayal Tiwari guilty of the murders on a petition filed by his brother Dinanath Tiwari. The wife Siya Lali was 30 years old at the time of the murder while the daughters were aged between two and eight.

The incident took place in the midnight on November 11, 2011 when Deen Dayal, a resident of Moia Kapurpur village in Purakalandar police station area of Faizabad, hacked the five to death with an axe. He, later surrendered before the court. According to police, Deen Dayal killed them as he believed that Siya was having an extra marital affair.

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/man-gets-death-sentence-for-killing-wife-four-daughters-114013001406_1.html [last accessed on 04.03.2015]

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