Kandhamal riots: 10 get 5-year RI

October 20, 2011 by  
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Kandhamal riots

A woman sits devastated in front of the ruins of her house which was burnt and destroyed during the riots in Kandhamal district, Orissa

Orissa, October 18, 2011: A fast track court here today sentenced 10 people to rigorous imprisonment for five years for involvement in violent incidents during communal riots in Kandhamal district in 2008.

Additional sessions judge Sovan Kumar Das, while convicting them, also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 each.

According to prosecution, the convicts were involved in torching of houses and rioting in village Dalagaon under Tikabali police station in September, 2008 during the communal violence in the sensitive tribal-dominated district.

– times of india

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