INDIA: MAN, SON GET DEATH SENTENCE IN DOUBLE MURDER CASE IN UP
May 23, 2017:
A 60-year-old man and his son were sentenced to death in Uttar Pradesh for murdering two persons over a land dispute. (Sources: business-standard.com, 23/05/2017)
District Judge Gokulesh also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 each on Barik and Shehbad (30).
They were charged under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
The court also directed the accused to pay Rs 35,000 to the victim's family.
According to prosecution, Barik and his three sons had murdered one Riyasat and his grandson Andaza during an altercation between the two families, on November 9, 2011.
The accused had also injured two others of the same family.
The dispute was over a tree that had grown on a piece of land bordering the farms of the two parties, in Badla village in the district.
Police had booked Barik and his three sons over the murders.
Two of them were declared juvenile and sent to a government observation home in 2014.