INDIA: FOUR SUSPECTED MAOISTS GET DEATH SENTENCE IN MURDER CASE
March 30, 2015: A court in Bihar's Sheohar district awarded death sentence to four suspected Maoists convicted in the murder of five people in an attack at a village in Bihar's Sheohar district five years ago. Additional District and Sessions Judge Sampoornand Tiwari sentenced to death Ugan Ram Atkoni, Hamid Ansari, Santosh Sah and Bhagirath Sah, suspected Maoists, after finding them guilty in the murder of five people Raman Village on May 11, 2010.
The victims - Mukesh Rai, father Siyaram Rai, uncle Sribhagwan Rai, Manohar Thakur and Vishwat Thakur - were hacked to death, Public Prosecutor Shalendra said.
Subodh Kumar, now a mukhiya of Rohua panchayat, had lodged an FIR after the attack. (Sources: Press Trust of India, 30/03/2015)