INDIA: UP COURT SENTENCES MAN TO DEATH FOR KILLING SIX PEOPLE
May 23, 2020:
A court in Uttar Pradesh on 21 May 2020 awarded death sentence to a person in connection with the murder of six members of a family seven years ago over a property dispute. (Sources: PTI, 22/05/2020)
Suresh Chand Yadav and his five family members were killed while they were sleeping on the night of 26 May 2012 in Pilkhar village and a case had been lodged against his younger brother, Ram Pratap, alias Tillu, additional district government counsel D K Tiwari said.
Additional sessions judge Vijay Kumar had pronounced Ram Pratap guilty on 21 March and awarded him a death sentence on 21 May, he said.
The accused had sold his land to gamble and was eying his brother's property, Tiwari added.