Badaun: Two persons on Thursday have been sentenced to life imprisonment and five others were awarded seven years of jail term by a local court here for rape and murder of a minor girl.

On February 26, 2008, a man lodged a complaint at Hazratpur police station that on February 18 night; three armed men entered the house and forcibly took away his 15-year old daughter, prosecution sources said.

Later, the police recovered a charred body of a girl and on the basis of belongings, the man identified her as his daughter, they said.

The police filed a charge sheet against Bijendra, Veerpal, Munshilal, Chandra Pal, Satyapal, Sarvesh and Sanukka at court.

After hearing the case, Additional District Judge S N Tripathi sentenced Sanukka and Chandra Pal to life imprisonment along with penalty of Rs 1 lakh on each of the accused.

The court sentenced other five accused to seven years of imprisonment along with a penalty of Rs 42,000 each.

(Agencies)       

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