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HC verdict on death sentence in June

india Updated: Apr 22, 2010 00:53 IST
Pradip Kumar Maitra
Pradip Kumar Maitra
Hindustan Times
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The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court will deliver its ruling on confirmation of the death sentence in the killing of
four members of a Dalit family at Khairlanji on June 15.

The prosecution and the defence concluded their arguments on Wednesday.

A special court at Bhandara, set up by the state for speedy trial in the case, had found eight of the 11 accused guilty of killing Surekha Bhotmange, her daughter, Priyanka, and sons, Sudhir and Roshan. Six of the accused were sentenced to death while two were given life imprisonment.

Three of the accused were acquitted. The accused challenged the conviction, but the Central Bureau of Investigation, which investigated the case, filed an appeal for enhancement of sentence.