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Odisha: Nine Get Lifer In Rayagada Murder Case


16 December 2019

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty


Rayagada: The Court of District and Sessions Judge here today awarded life imprisonment to nine persons after convicting them in a murder case which occurred in 2017.

The nine convicts, Bali Majhi, Santosh Majhi, Patidi Majhi, Nari Majhi, Kusha Majhi, Krushna Majhi, Sada Majhi, Salu Majhi and Kabi Majhi of Podakana village under Tikiri police station limits were sentenced to life imprisonment by District and Sessions Judge Soma Sekhar Jena.

The murder took place on November 30, 2017. In this case, these nine persons had murdered one Chelia Majhi of Podakana at Kadigarada forest. The incident was an outcome of a property dispute. Police arrested the accused persons a few days later and they were under trial for a period of two years.

Ajit Kumar Patnaik, Public Prosecutor