INDIA: 5 OF FAMILY AWARDED DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING 4 PERSONS
October 7, 2016: A man and his four sons were awarded capital punishment by a court in Pali district of Rajasthan for killing four persons, including three of a family, over a land dispute dating back to 2009.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Sukesh Kumar Jain sentenced Shahabuddin, Shakur Khan, Kalu Khan, Usman Khan and Rahim Baksh -- all residents of Indrikon ki Dani in Pali district -- to death, after finding them guilty of attacking Sharif Mohammad, Babu Khan, Lal Mohammad and Shabir Mohammad with sharp weapons and sticks and then, killing them by pouring acid on them over a land dispute on July 19, 2009.
The accused were found guilty under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 149 (unlawful assembly).
The judge also slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 on the accused. (Sources: Press Trust of India, 07/2016)