Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Feb 17:

Puri District Sessions Court here today sentenced one Nihar Ranjan Pradhan alias Mitu to life imprisonment after convicting him of the murder of one Amit Pradhan.

The court pronounced its verdict after examining depositions of 24 eyewitnesses.

According to details of the case, deceased Amit along with 13 others had gone to booze near Babaji mutt at Brahmagiri on May 13, 2011.

After a couple of drinks, Amit and Nihar Ranjan had an altercation. Following the altercation, Nihar Ranjan fired at Amit killing him on the spot. Later, all had fled the spot.