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Panikoili Murder: Family sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of killing daughter-in-law

Jajpur: The additional district judge on Friday sentenced four members of a family to life imprisonment in connection with the murder of their daughter-in-law at Solpata in Panikoili area of Jajpur district in 2014.

he newly-wed woman woman , Kusumlata Sahu was allegedly murdered by her husband and in-laws and her family had then lodged a complaint in this regard.

Based on the allegations, police launched a search and fished out her body from a nearby pond.

Soon after this, police arrested five persons- Kusum’s husband, her father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in law and her sister-in-law, on charges of killing her.

While her brother-in-law died in jail last year, four others were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the additional district judge on Friday.

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“Based on the statements of 15 witnesses, the additional district judge sentenced life imprisonment to four members of the family in connection with the case. The woman’s brother-in-law died in jail in 2018,” said government’s counsel, Rajendra Nayak.

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