Raipur, Apr 27 UNI | 3 months ago

Two dacoits from Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur were convicted and sentenced to death by a Durg Court for killing a labourer and stabbing, assaulting and looting 10 others in a Chhattisgarh Government staff quarters in Durg over three years ago.

In his 104-page judgment -- pronounced yesterday -- Durg Additional District and Sessions Judge Hemant Kumar Agrawal found the duo, Amit Gupta (24)and Sunil Sahu (25), guilty and awarded them death penalty describing the heinous crime as rarest of the rare.

Even as the convicts pleaded innocent claiming that they were booked by the Uttar Pradesh police for looting passengers of a bus at Fatehpur on the very day of the crime reported in Durg on October 7, 2010, the court relied on the DNA and other forensic reports and deposition of the victims.

According to the prosecution, hours after committing the crime in Uttar Pradesh, the two dacoits landed in Durg and went on a night-long looting spree in the staff quarters within the government's Padmanavpur Poultry Firm Complex.

The armed robbers, who targeted three quarters within the complex in the fateful night, killed one Bhel Singh Thakur (35) with a hammer, inflicted gunshot and stabbed two and assaulted eight others before escaping to Fatehpur with all their jewellery and cash.

(Posted on 28-04-2014)