Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court bench on Wednesday, Jul 14, convicted and sentenced the accused in the 2006 case to life imprisonment.
The convicts will be serving a total of 25 years in prison. This includes the time they have already served.
On Sep 29, 2006, about 50 villagers attacked the house of Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange, a Dalit farmer. The mob lynched four members of the farmer family, including wife Surekha, daughter Priyanka and two sons Dilip and Roshan.
Even though the murders were earlier construed as a consequence of a village feud, the case later took shape under the atrocity against Dalits charge.
This led to wide-spread anger and the media attention forced the authorities to quickly take action.