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Naxalite gets life term for murdering para-teacher

Press Trust of India  |  Simdega (Jharkhand) 

A Jharkhand court has sentenced a Naxalite of the Peoples Liberation Front of India (PLFI) to life imprisonment in a case of kidnapping and murder of a para-teacher in Simdega district six years ago.

Additional District Judge, Neeraj Kumar, convicted and sentenced Koleshwar Mahato on Monday.The court also imposed a fine of Rs 98,000 on the convict.

According to the FIR, Mahato had kidnapped the para-teacher, Manoj Kumar, from Jatatand school on November 26, 2014 and the next day, his body was found in a forest.

The family of the deceased had also lodged a complaint against former Jharkhand minister Enos Ekka and others in connection with the killing.

Ekka has already been sentenced to life imprisonment along with another convict, Dhaneswar Baraik.

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First Published: Tue, September 17 2019. 11:40 IST