Athagarh: The Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge here today sentenced ten persons, including a Sarpanch, to life imprisonment for killing a man in Odisha’s Cuttack district.
According to reports, one Pradeep Rout of Gadadharpur village under Tigiria police limits in the district was intercepted and murdered with sharp weapons by ten persons over past enmity on April 5, 2012.
Convicts Kartik Rout, Dibakar Rout, Gadadharpur Sarpanch Sarat Swain, Biswanath Mohapatra, Ballabh Mohapatra, Kalandi Rout, Santosh Rout, Pabitra Rout, Roop Mohapatra and Satrughna Rout were involved in killing Pradeep Rout on the fateful day.
Pradeep was critically injured in the murderous attack and admitted to Athagarh hospital, where he was declared dead. His sister-in-law Satyabhama Rout had lodged an FIR in this connection at the Tigiria police station.
Adjudicating the case, the court today pronounced the quantum of punishment for the convicts.