Seven sentenced to jail for attacking couple

Ballia (UP): Seven persons, including a village head, were sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment by a local court here for brutally beating up a couple.

Additional District Judge Kishore Kumar awarded the imprisonment to village head Raj Kishore Yadav, Manan Yadav, Manbodh, Hridyanand, Manoj, Ram Chandra and Dharmendra yesterday.

The seven had beaten a couple in Vashisth village in Reoti area on April 12, 2008 due to old enmity, leaving them seriously injured.