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Jind lawyer, 3 family members get life term for murdering cop

punjab Updated: Oct 16, 2016 11:49 IST
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The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 each on the four convicts.(HT PHOTO)

A local court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to city-based lawyer Sunil Lathar and three of his family members for murdering a policeman at their residence in 2011.

The others sentenced by the court of additional district and sessions judge Vijay Singh were Sunil’s brother Sumit, father Om Prakash and mother Shanti Devi.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 each on the four convicts.

Sumit and his father Om Prakash were stopped by policemen at a naka on the Bhiwani Road bypass on December 17, 2011, to issue them a challan for violating traffic norms. The father-son duo picked up a quarrel with the cops, manhandled them and fled the spot. A police team later raided their house in order to arrest the two accused. However, the four accused attacked a crime investigation agency (CIA) cop with a sharpedged weapon, killing him on the spot and injuring three others.

The accused were later arrested and booked for murder.