Man gets life term for murder

Balasore: A local court on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to a person for killing a villager three years back in Balasore district.

Besides this, District judge of Balasore, Biranchi Narayan Mahanty, also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the convict Purusottam Sing.

In default, he would have to undergo an additional 1 year jail term.

According to prosecution, Purusottam Sing beheaded Dukha Sing with an axe in a village under Rajbarhmpur police station on December 24, 2014.

Purusottam then carried the severed head to the Raj Berhampur police station and surrendered saying that the victim practised sorcery and his family was suffering because of this.