Dalits lynching case: 7 held guilty, 19 acquitted
A court here today convicted seven persons guilty for the killing of five Scheduled Caste men at Dulina village here eight years ago but acquitted 19 others in the case.Updated: Aug 07, 2010, 20:25 IST
A court here on Saturday convicted seven persons guilty for the killing of five Scheduled Caste men at Dulina village here eight years ago but acquitted 19 others in the case.
Additional District Judge A K Jain held Pradhan, Om Prakash Kablana, Shishu Pal Malik, Ranbir Malhan, Jagbir Malhan, Satbir Singh Rathi, Ramesh Surha and Sube Singh, all residents of Kaloi village in this district, guilty of the lynching of the Dalits on the night of October 15, 2002.
The quantum of punishment would be pronounced by the court on Monday. After the verdict, all seven convicts were sent to the judicial custody.
The police had booked 28 persons under various sections of the IPC on the charge of lynching of five Dalit men at Dulina late on October 15, 2002 night. The trial in the case lasted nearly eight years during which 28 accused died.