Baripada: A local court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to a 65-year-old year man in Mayurbhanj district for murdering a man over land dispute.
Rairangpur Additional District and Sessions Judge Deepak Kumar also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Sunaram Tudu for the murder of Chotray Tudu.
The incident had happened in May 2020 in Andharjhari village in Bisoi police station area, Additional Public Prosecutor Pankaj Kumar Das said.
Chotray was sleeping in his house when Sunaram broke in, attacking him with a sharp weapon. He bled to death at the spot.
The verdict was given by the court after it examined the statements of Chotray’s wife and 16 other witnesses.