Bengal: 11 given death sentence for killing woman to grab land in Nadia

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Nadia
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2016 16:43 IST
Police officials with two convicts in the murder case in Nadia. (Halim Mondal/HT Photo)

Eleven people were awarded the death sentence on Thursday by a West Bengal court for killing a woman to grab land around 15 months ago.

The 11 people were charged with murdering Aparna Bag, a 38-year-old housewife, when she tried to prevent them from grabbing land in Krishnaganj in Nadia district.

On November 23 2015, Bag was shot while trying to stop the men from trying to gain control of her field. Two others were also shot in the melee but survived the attack.

One of the accused in the case is still absconding, according to the police.

The main accused was Lankeshwar Ghosh, who claimed to be a local Trinamool leader, the police said. Nadia district Trinamool leaders, however, denied the claim.

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