Man gets life term for security guard's murder

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: May 05, 2014 22:02 IST

A local court on Monday awarded life sentence to Prince (38) of Lidhran for killing Pala Ram (63) by setting him on fire in August 2009.

District and sessions judge Raj Shekhar Attri also imposed a fine of Rs 3,000 on the convict, failing which he will have to undergo extra imprisonment of three months.

Complainant Seema Devi, wife of the deceased, had told the police that Prince, a photographer, used to come to their house. Pala was working as a security guard at the Tagore Hospital.

She said on August 6, 2008, her husband stopped him from creating nuisance at their place following which Prince brought kerosene and poured it over her husband and set him on fire. He allegedly fled from the spot.

Ram was taken to the civil hospital where he succumbed to burn injuries later. A case was registered at the Maqsudan police station under sections 302 of the IPC against him.

The accused was arrested on August 5, 2012 in Hoshiarpur. Rekha, another accused in the case, was acquitted by the court.

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