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2 sentenced to life for kidnap, murder of ex-MLA's grandson

Press Trust of India  |  Palanpur (Gujarat) 

A court in town here today sentenced two persons to for kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old boy.

Four others were sentenced to seven years in jail.

Additional district and session D B Bardot sentenced and to life in prison for kidnapping and murdering Jainam Shah.

Vinubhai Vaghela, Bakaji Thakor, Ashokji Thakor and Jentibhai Thakor were sentenced to seven-year imprisonment for conspiring with Prajapati and Rabari, said B A Tunwar, for the victim's father.

Shah was kidnapped from near Ramji Mandir in Thara town of Kankrej taluka in Banaskantha on March 25, 2014.

The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of Rs 50 lakh from the boy's father, Trilokchand Shah, a and son of former MLA late Shantilal Shah.

The boy's body was fished out from the four days later on March 29.

The convicts decided to kidnap the boy as Prajapati, who used to till Shah's land with his tractor, needed money for gambling, said

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 22:05 IST