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Cop among 5 sentenced to death for murder
August 28, 2004 18:58 IST
A Faridabad court on Saturday sentenced five people, including a Sub-Inspector of Uttar Pradesh Police, to death and 10 to life imprisonment in a five-year-old case of murder of four persons.
Additional District and Sessions Judge R S Virk awarded the death penalty to Brahmjit, Jaiprakash, Vijaypal, Raju and Shivnath, all hailing from Budena village, holding them guilty of murdering four fellow villagers in 1999 and burning their bodies.
Their associates Dinesh, Shyam Singh, Ishwar Singh, Laxmi Narayan, Prabhati, Kanwal Singh, Shyam Singh, Kanwar Singh, Bramprakash and Harinder were sentenced to life imprisonment.
Shivnath is a Sub-Inspector of UP Police.
In 1999, a Budena villager Risal Singh had filed a complaint accusing fellow villager Brahmjit and others of murdering his two sons Satyapal and Harpal, grandson Devesh and a relative Raju.
In his complaint filed in Old Faridabad Police Station, Risal Singh had said his family had an old enmity with that of Brahmjit.
With an intention of solving this, Satyapal, Harpal, Devesh and his relative Raju one day went to meet Brahmjit in a car but none of them returned.
Risal found out that the car in which they had gone had been found by police and no one had come to claim it.
During questioning, Brahmjit admitted that he, along with his associates, had killed the four and burnt their bodies with the help of tyres. The bodies were then thrown in a canal and have not been recovered so far.
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