Bihar LJP leader awarded life imprisonment for murder

PATNA: A local court in Bihar today awarded life imprisonment to a LJP leader for killing a youth a decade back.

District and sessions judge, Begusarai, GR Tripathy sentenced LJP leader Arvind Singh to life term along with five other accused persons under various sections of the IPC. LJP is headed by Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

The accused persons had shot dead the youth Rakesh Kumar on May 4, 2006 when he was returning home after playing a cricket match. The incident had taken place near Mali Tola under Matihani police station in Begusarai district.

Initially, the LJP leader was not named the accused in the case but during the course of investigation he too was found involved in the case.

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