Lucknow (Agencies): Death sentence was awarded to three persons for killing five members of a family in Hardoi district, here on Friday by a local court, police said.

Besides, the court also imposed a fine of Rs 10 thousand each on Umesh alias Kunha Shukla and his sons Satish
and Saroj.

The case relates to the murder of Sriniwas, his wife Gangadevi and sons Mota, Chhota and Hariom in Atrauli area of
Hardoi district on May 31, 2009.

After hearing both the sides, the Fast Track Court judge awarded capital punishment to the three accused, they said.