The district and session judge of Jajpur sentenced a 38- year -old man to death on Thursday for killing his 38 –year old widowed aunt and her 60 year old father four years back in village Bandhaga under Sukinda police station in Jajpur district over property dispute.
The crime was committed on 14th March 2011 by convict Ganesh Mahanta who use axe to stab both of them to death . Dukhibandhu Mahanta (60) and his daughter Kanchana Mahanta (40) were killed by the nephew of Kanchana. Muralidhar the husband of Kanchana died ten years back. On 11th March 2011 , Kanchana married off her daughter three days before the double murder.
The accused managed to flee from the village after killing them. But police arrested him after two weeks of the incident. Pronouncing the verdict in the case, the additional district and session judge Jiban Ballava Das convicted Ganesh Mahanta to death sentence under section 302 (murder) of Indian Penal Code.