Sukinda Double – Murder Convict gets death sentence


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.