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7 of family get life term for murder

A local court in Himachal Pradesh awards life imprisonment to seven members of a family for killing a man.

india Updated: Sep 03, 2006 13:07 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Seven members of a family have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court in Himachal Pradesh for killing a man.

The court in Chamba district, some 350 km from here, Saturday found the seven people of Riyana village, including three women, guilty of brutally killing a certain Prem Singh over a land dispute.

The seven accused reportedly ganged up and attacked Singh with sticks, sickles and a shovel in March 2004.

The family has also to pay a penalty of Rs.10,000 each, failing which the sentence would increase by two years for each individual.

First Published: Sep 03, 2006 13:07 IST