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Eight sentenced in murder case

Eight sentenced in murder case

A special court of Coimbatore today awarded double life sentence to eight persons for the brutal murder of the vice president of a leading company in Periyanaickenpalayam six years ago.

Judge Srinivasan of Special Court, Bomb Blasts Cases, sentenced the eight while acquitting 19 others.

Those sentenced are Manivannan, Ramamurthy, Rajendran, Sivakumar, Saravanan, Gunapalan, Velmurugan and Sampathkumar.

The judge also ordered the convicts to undergo another five years imprisonment for assault and imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 each.

The sentences will run concurrently.

The prosecution case was that a group of 27 persons had trespassed into Pricol company and entered into the room of vice president Roy George, who was looking after the HR department, on September 21, 2009.

They then assaulted George with iron rods, believing that he was instrumental in the dismissal of 42 labourers of the company’s Malumichampatti unit, resulting in his death.

They also attacked four other officials of the company, who sustained serious injuries.

( Source – PTI )

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