Jhirpani murder: Father, his accomplice sentenced to life for murdering son, four pals


Rourkela: The Additional Sessions Judge-II of Rourkela on Friday sentenced two persons lifetime imprisonment for their involvement in murdering five youths.

Hearing a case of murder of Ajit Swain and his four friends Gopal Pradhan, Biswaranjan Sathapathy, Phillips Ekka and Budhadev Minz by none other than Ajit’s father Akshay Kumar Swain and his accomplice Fuljam Soren the court ordered life time imprisonment for both of them.

As per information the court had recorded statements from 35 witnesses. The spine chilling incident occurred on December 28, 2010 while Ajit and his other techie friends were having food at his house in Jhirpani area of city as Akshay allegedly spilled petrol on them and set them ablaze.

Akshay 75 years old and his associate have been sent to Rourkela special jail where both will serve rest of their lives.

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