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SC imposes death sentence on two for mass murder in UP

The Supreme Court has imposed death sentence on two persons who along with certain other accused wiped out a six member family in Uttar Pradesh due to previous enmity in 1994.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2009 03:52 PM IST

The Supreme Court has imposed death sentence on two persons who along with certain other accused wiped out a six member family in Uttar Pradesh due to previous enmity in 1994.

A bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat held that the action of the accused -- Sattan and Upendra -- fell under the category of "rarest of rare" cases warranting death sentence.

Though a sessions court had imposed death sentence on the accused, the Allahabhad High Court altered the sentence to life imprisonment, upon which the UP Government filed an appeal in the apex court.

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