Court concludes hearing in Laxmanpur carnage case
STAFF WRITER 18:28 HRS IST
Patna, Mar 31 (PTI) A local court today concluded the hearing of the
Laxmanpur bath carnage case in Bihar's Jehanabad district in which 58
Dalits were gunned down by members of Ranvir Sena 13 years ago.
Additional District judge Vijay Prakash Mishra fixed April 7 for
pronouncing the verdict.
Charges were framed in the case, probed by the Bihar police, against
46 Ranvir Sena men, a private militia of landlords, on December 23,
2008 and altogether 91 of the 152 witnesses deposed before the court.
The case was transferred to Patna from Jehanabad following a High
Court order in October, 1999.
Fifty-eight Dalits were mowed down by Ranvir Sena members at Laxmanpur
bath on December 1, 1997.
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