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Senari massacre: 10 awarded death penalty

By Vikas

Jehanabad Nov 15: A Jehanabad court on Tuesday awarded death penalty to 10 and sentenced three to life impronsment in connection with the Senari massacre, which left 34 people dead in 1999.

The court had last month convicted 15 people and acquitted 23 others in the case.

Senari killings

According toreports, the police filed a chargesheet against 74 people in 2002, but trial against 56 took place while 18 remained absconders.

The carnage took place on the night of March 18, 1999 when the left extremists dragged 34 people belonging to a particular upper caste out of their homes to a temple and slit their throats.

Reports say that at least 1,000 armed Maoists surrounded the village and made the villagers captive. The killings started around 7.30pm and continued till 10pm after which the Maoists fled.

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