Man gets life for murdering priest
A local court on Thursday sentenced a man to life in prison for allegedly murdering a temple priest, whose disciple he had been. Additional District and Sessions judge Sanjay Sandhir awarded the life sentence to 35-year-old Jagmohan Giri for killing Sheetal Giri., priest of a temple in Bhareli village of Barwala, in 2011. The accused is already lodged at the Central Jail in Ambala and the sentence comes only two days after he was convicted in the case.
On August 8, 2011, local villagers spotted the 100-year-old priest lying in a pool of blood. Police registered a case after village sarpanch, Malkiat Singh informed them of the murder. Investigations pointed to Jagmohan Giri and he was arrested four days after the murder.
The court awarded the sentence on Thursday after police produced evidence in the case against Jagmohan Giri. Police had told the court that Giri had grown jealous of the priest's following and had murdered him. The court was told that the accused confessed to his crime in the presence of at least 20 villagers.
According to the police, Giri hit the priest with a wooden log that resulted in the old man's death and then threw the log onto the roof of a room adjacent to the temple. Police had recovered the weapon of offence in the case and had listed the statements of protected witnesses before the court who had confirmed Giri's confession.
During investigation, it was also revealed that Jagmohan Giri had come from Gujrat and had become a disciple of the victim Sheetal Giri.
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