Six awarded life imprisonment for murder in Kujang

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Kujang: A local court here on Tuesday convicted six persons and sentenced them to life imprisonment in connection with the 2014 Prashant Narayan Das murder case in Kujang in Jagatsinghpur district.

After hearing the case and cross-examination of 10 witnesses, Additional Session Judge, Pranab Kumar Routray convicted Mantu Patra (37), Ajit Das (37), Shubhranshu Shekhar Shukla (23), Jimut Das, Ranjit Rout (35), and Rajesh Rout (40) under Sections 341/302/159/385/148/147 of the IPC.

As per the case diary, Prashant was thrashed to death by a group of locals at the Kujang block office ground on July 11, 2014.

Acting on a complaint lodged by the family members of the deceased, police had registered a case. During the course of the investigation, six persons were arrested.

The court awarded them life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 each. In case of non-payment of the penalty, they will have to undergo additional imprisonment of one year, the court ruled.

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