Chatra court hands life term to two for killing uncle
Chatra court hands life term to two for killing uncle

Chatra court hands life term to two for killing uncle

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CHATRA: Two men were awarded life imprisonment on Wednesday for murdering their uncle in 2009 on suspicion of practising black magic and killing their brother.
The court of additional district and sessions judge (II) Kaushik Mishra also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 each on the two, failing which they will have to spend an additional six months in jail.
The duo – identified as Sadhu Bharti and Madhu Bharti – believed that deceased Faudar Bharti (55) was responsible for their brother Kamlesh Bharti’s death.
Kamlesh died in Nonia Pali village under Huntergunj block of the district in 2009.
Suspecting their uncle’s hand in Kamlesh’s death, Sadhu, Madhu and their other two brothers -- Pravesh Bharti and Ramesh Bharti -- dragged Faudar out of his house and tied his limbs. They then beat him up with sticks and struck him with an axe, resulting in his death on the spot. The incident took place on March 20, 2009 and Huntergunj police found his body near Beluri river on March 23.
Later, Faudar’s daughter Pramila Kumari lodged an FIR against the four brothers and on March 26, 2019, Sadhu and Madhu were arrested. Ramesh was held earlier this week while Pravesh is still missing, police said.
The arrested duo had filed a bail petition in the Jharkhand high court but it was rejected.
The court had passed an order for speedy trial in the case.
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