New Delhi, October 31, 2011
Mirchpur dalit killings: three get lifer
Three persons were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court on
Monday for their involvements in the April 2010 killings of a
70-year-old Dalit and his physically-challenged daughter at Haryana's
While sentencing Kulwinder, Ramphal and Rajender to life term,
Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau sentenced five others to varying
jail terms up to five years while letting off seven others on
probation for one year.
A total of 15 people were convicted in the case on September 24.
The five, who were sentenced to lesser jail terms up to five years are
Baljeet, Karamveer, Karampal, Dharambir and Bobal.
Mr. Lau also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on each of eight convicts who
were sentenced to varying jail terms, while a fine of Rs 10,000 each
was imposed on probationer convicts.
The court had earlier acquitted 82 out of 97 accused in the case
saying the allegations levelled against them were not proved beyond
The 15 convicts, belonging to Jat community, were held guilty for
setting ablaze victim Tara Chand's house, which caused the deaths on
April 21, last year in Mirchpur village in Hissar district. The
incident took place after a dispute between Jats and Dalits of the
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