//Two get lifer for murder

Two get lifer for murder

KOLKATA, Jan. 31. — Ranjit Das alias Mintu and Krishna Das were sentenced to life imprisonment today by Mr ML Dutta, additional district and sessions judge, Fast Track Court, Calcutta. They were arrested in 2000 on charges of murdering a porter of Posta, Bagula Majhi, 60, in 1999. The porter from Bihar kept his savings with Ranjit and when he asked for about Rs 10,000 from Ranjit before going to his village, an altercation ensued. Subsequently, Ranjit of Keshab Chandra Sen Street and his associates, Krishna, 22, and Prem Das, 17, killed the porter and left his body in a gunny bag on Keshab Chandra Sen Street in December 1999. All of them were later arrested by the detective department of city police in 2000. While Prem was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Juvenile Court at Salt Lake in 2001, the others were convicted today. — SNS

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