7 of a family jailed for life for rioting, murder

  Seven members of a family, including a woman, were on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court for rioting and brutally murdering a man.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 35,000 on each of them. "I am of the considered view that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that the accused persons have committed rioting and they were members of unlawful assembly which was armed with deadly weapons and the common object was to commit the murder of Ajay (victim)," additional sessions Judge Bimla Kumari said.

The ASJ rejected the Delhi Police's plea for death penalty to the convicts, observing that the manner of commission of offence did not fall in the category of "rarest of rare" case.

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