Man gets lifer for murdering friend

Nayagarh: The District and Sessions court in Nayagarh yesterday sentenced the prime accused to life imprisonment in the murder of fireman of Khandapada fire station.

The court convicted Hemant Bhoi, a friend of the slain fireman Bikash Kalas, for committing the crime and pronounced the sentence.

However, two other accused were set free due to lack of evidence against them. As per the case diary, Hemant had brutally killed Bikash after calling the latter from his home on August 11, 2013.