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Bihar court to deliver judgment today in killing of 34 upper caste villagers 17 yrs back


PATNA: A local court in Bihar will deliver judgment in the infamous Senari massacre involving the killing of 34 upper caste villagers by the Maoists in March 1999.

The court had on October 27 last month, convicted 15 persons in the massacre of the upper caste villagers some two decades back in a vicious cycle of violence between Maoists and the private armies.

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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.

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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.

A total of 70 persons were made accused in the case while there were 67 witnesses.

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