Death sentence to one, lifer to three in Papia Ghosh murder case

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Patna, Sep 19 (UNI) A fast track court here today handed down a death sentence to an accused and life imprisonment to three others in connection with the twin murder case of noted professor Papiya Ghosh and her maid.

Pronouncing the judgement, fast track court judge Omprakash handed down the death penality to Shankar Sao.

Three other accused--Manohar Kumar, Aashish Kumar Roy and Anil Uraon--were sentenced to life imprisonment. The judge also slapped fine of Rs 5,000 against each of the convicts awarded with lifer in the murder case.

Besides, the court gave two years rigorous imprisonment to a local lawyer after finding him guilty of possessing the articles that were stolen by the criminals from the residence of Ms Papiya Ghosh on the fateful night.

While delivering the judgement, the judge said the capital punishment awarded to Shankar Sao would remain suspended till it was confirmed by the High Court.

Papiya Ghosh, a professor in the History Department of Patna University, and her maid Malati Devi, were murdered by the culprits during a dacoity at her residence in Patliputra colony in the state capital on the night of December 2, 2006.

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