Berhampur, March 1(LocalWire): The district and sessions judge court sentenced a person to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of cold-blooded murder of an elderly couple in Ganjam district about four years ago.
District and sessions judge Bibhu Prasad Routray sentenced Sapan Pradhan to rigorous imprisonment after he was found guilty of the murder of Ram Krushna Pradhan (62) and his wife Damayanti (52) in his house.
The court also slapped a fine of Rs 31,000 and added that if the accused failed to pay the amount, he would have to serve three more years in prison, the public prosecutor Ajit Patnaik explained.
He also added that the court had directed the government to provide adequate assistance to the only daughter of the deceased couple through district legal service authorities.
The court pronounced its judgment after recording the statement of 35 witnesses, who deposed before the court, Mr Patnaik said.