Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lucknow: 2 persons get death for triple murders

TNN | May 27, 2015, 01.09AM IST

LUCKNOW: A Basti court on Tuesday awarded death sentence to two persons after finding them guilty of committing triple murders in 2011. The murders were a result of a dispute related to then panchayat elections, police said.

Three persons -- Pankaj Pandey, Shiv Prakash and Ratnakar -- were at a tea stall in Keswapur village under Paikulia police station of Basti on September 26, 2011, when four miscreants came on two motorbikes and opened fire on them. Pankaj died on the spot, while Shiv Prakash and Ratnakar died later in the hospital.

A named FIR was lodged against four persons. Two accused, Dharmendra and Surya Prakash, were convicted in the case, while other two were acquitted by the court lack of evidence. On Tuesday, the court awarded death penalty to Dharmendra and Surya Prakash.

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