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.Updated: Sep 03, 2006 13:07 IST
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