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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Bihar: Four suspected Maoists get death sentence in murder case

Press Trust of India  |  Sheohar (Bihar)  March 30, 2015 Last Updated at 21:13 IST

court in Bihar's Sheohar district today awarded death sentence to four suspected Maoists convicted in the murderof five people in an attack at a village in Bihar's Sheohar district five years ago. 

Additional District and Sessions Judge Sampoornand Tiwari sentenced to death Ugan Ram Atkoni, Hamid Ansari, Santosh Sah and Bhagirath Sah, suspected Maoists, after finding them guilty in the murder of five people Raman Village on May 11, 2010. 

The victims - Mukesh Rai, father Siyaram Rai, uncle Sribhagwan Rai, Manohar Thakur and Vishwat Thakur - were hacked to death, Public Prosecutor Shalendra said. 

Subodh Kumar, now a mukhiya of Rohua panchayat, had lodged an FIR after the attack.

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/four-suspected-maoists-get-death-sentence-in-murder-case-115033000942_1.html  [last accessed 09 April 2015]

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