Balangir: The Court of District and Sessions Judge in Odisha’s Balangir today sentenced 18 persons to life imprisonment in a murder case.
The court pronounced the quantum of punishment taking into account 13 witnesses.
One Chapadhari Jal of Salatarapali under Sadar police limits here was thrashed to death by 19 persons on July 5, 2011 over a dispute. The death was later branded as a suicide by the accused.
Adjudicating the case, the court awarded life imprisonment to 18 of them while one has died.