20 Get Life Term For 2012 Murder In Odisha’s Puri

Puri: The Additional District Judge (ADJ)-I here on Monday awarded a life sentence to 20 persons in connection with the murder of a man over a land dispute in Kanas areas Odisha’s Puri district in September 2012.

They have also been slapped with a fine of Rs 30,000

Additional Public Prosecutor Satyanarayan Tripathy said the convicts had attacked and killed one Manas Kumar Baliarsingh of Balajitpur village for cutting a tree on government land in the locality on September 12, 2012.

They had also assaulted and injured the uncle and aunt of the deceased. The Kanas police had registered a case in this connection and around 24 24 witnesses were examined during the trial, which went on for 10 years, he added.


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