Gonda, Jan 22 (Agencies): Three persons were sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court in a 12-year-old murder case in Gonda (UP).

Special Magistrate Harihar Prasad Yadav held Shiv Shanker, Rajesh and Sukhdeo guilty and sentenced them to life imprisonment. The court also imposed a penalty of Rs 2,000 on each of the accused.

According to prosecution, on May 13, 1998, Pawan Kumar was shot dead by Shiv Shanker, Rajesh, Sukhdeo, Sonu and Amar Singh in Soni Harlal village.

Case of Sonu and Amar Singh has been transferred to Juvenile Justice Board as they were minor at the time of the incident.