PATNA: A local court in Bihar today convicted 15 persons in the massacre of 34 upper caste villagers some two decades back in a vicious cycle of violence between Maoists and the private armies.
The district and sessions judge in Jehanabad Ranjeet Kumar Singh while pronouncing judgment in Senari massacre case declared 15 persons guilty while acquitting 23 others for lack of evidence.
The quantum of punishment in the case will be pronounced on November 15.
Altogether 34 villagers from upper caste Bhumihar were massacred at Senari village in Jehanabad district by the Left-wing extremists in March 1999.
The case had been registered on the statement of China Devi who lost two members from her family in the incident. She is dead now.
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