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Court convicts 3 in 15-year-old kidnapping and murder case


Ballia (UP): A local court has sentenced three persons to life imprisonment in a 15-year-old case of kidnapping and murder of a boy.

Additional Sessions Judge Amarpal Singh also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on the convicts yesterday.

The trio kidnapped the Class II student living in Narhi area for ransom on April 3, 2000 while he was on his way to school.

The victim’s body was recovered from Varanasi-Mughalsarai railway track when the ransom demand of Rs 3 lakh was not met, the prosecution said.

Police later filed an FIR against three persons including Pravesh Rai and Vipin Rai hailing from Mau district and Dilip Pandey, a resident of Ballia, in this connection.

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