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Man gets death sentence for double murder

Press Trust of India  |  Rae Bareli (UP) 

A local has awarded death sentence to a man for murdering a middle-aged couple in 2010.

The daughter of the deceased had filed an FIR against Rahul Singh and his two accomplices, accusing them of strangulating her parents Raju and Manju Devi and hanging their bodies from separate trees in Walipur village in Dalmau police station area on September 3, 2010.

After hearing the counsel of both sides, district sessions judge KK Sharma yesterday awarded death sentence to Rahul but acquitted Dharmendra Singh and Ramdeen for lack of enough evidence.

The also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the accused out of which Rs 20,000 will go to the daughter, counsel Babban Tripathi said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 14:02 IST