About Me

My photo
The idea behind this blog is to collect information on the death penalty in India and make it accessible. We are trying our best to put the latest information on the people who are currently on death row, the status of their cases, their mercy petitions and also the information on any death sentence across the country. Please feel free to write us and give us your suggestions and comments and also any information you have come across regarding the death penalty in India. Our email id is abolishdeathpenaltyindia@gmail.com The blog is currently managed by Grace Pelly, Lara Jesani, Nitu Sanadhya, Rebecca Gonsalvez, Reena Mary George and Vijay Hiremath. Kindly mark copies of the emails to: vijayhiremath@gmail.com reena.mary.george@univie.ac.at

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.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/2-persons-get-death-for-triple-murders/articleshow/47436140.cms [last accessed 28.05.2015]

No comments:

Post a Comment