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Bihar law-breaker wants to become lawyer

The twenty-six year old murder convict writes the LLB exam and now wants to fight for the rights of the poor by being on the right side of law.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2007 14:41 IST

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Hindustantimes
         

A murder convict in a Bihar jail is hoping to obtain a law degree to fight for the rights of the poor when he is out of prison.

Ashok Yadav, 26, lodged in Chapra district jail, about 150 km from Patna, has just taken the Bachelor of Law (LLB) examination Part II. Jail officials said he got good marks in Part I of the examination.

Yadav, convicted for killing a village elder last year, took the examination this week from Ganga Singh Law College, watched by two armed policemen. "He spends much of his time studying law books," a jail official said.

First Published: Jun 17, 2007 14:12 IST

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