Three people in south Kashmir's Shopian district were on Monday sentenced to life for murdering a man while he delivered the Azaan or Muslim call for prayer. The trio convicted for committing the crime six years ago includes a father and his son.
The principal district and sessions judge, Shopian, heard the arguments in the case last Thursday.
On June 1, 2007, Muhammad Yaseen Wani, a resident of Heerpora village, was saying the Azaan for Isha or night prayer when he was assaulted.
According to a police statement, Abdul Rashid Wani, his son Sajad Ahmed and another man, Rafiq Takad, were convicted for the murder on October 8.
Wani and Ahmed are locals while Takad hails from Rajouri district. It is not clear that why they murdered the man.
Besides the rigorous imprisonment for life, the court has also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the trio.