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Eight sentenced to life for murdering a man

PTI 12 Jun 2015, 8:25:09 IST

Bundi:  A local court on thusday sentenced eight persons to life imprisonment for murdering a 50-year-old man two years ago in a dispute over land and a well in Tahala village of the district.

The Sessions court judge Ashok Kumar Vyas convicted Tejmal, Bhola, Jagdish, Devlal, Devkaran, Radhye Shyam, Nanda and Kajod for murdering 50-year-old Kalyan Gujjar and awarded them the sentence, prosecuting counsel Bhupendra Sahay Saxena said.

Gujjar, a resident of Tahala village, died in January 2013 during treatment in hospital after being attacked with sharp weapons and sticks by the eight when he was returning home at night, according to prosecution.

A case was registered against the eight under section 302 of IPC in Hindoli police station on January 9 and they were arrested two days later.

Saxena said a past dispute over some bigas of land and over a well had been going on between the families of deceased and those convicted.