Gunupur triple murder case: Court awards death sentence to 9 convicts

Rayagada: The Additional District Judge (ADJ) Court in Odisha’s Rayagada district on Friday awarded death sentence to nine persons in the sensational Gunupur triple murder case.

The court had earlier held ten persons, including a minor, guilty in the case.

The convicts have been identified as Ajanta Sabara, Bubhuna Sabara, Maluku Sabara, Podantu Sabara, Iru Sabara, Lakia Sabara, Degun Sabara, Dasanta Sabara and Dalsa Sabara.

They had killed three persons of a family– Asim Sabara, his wife Ambae and their elder daughter Ashamani– at Kitunga village under Gunupur block in the district on September 9, 2016, over suspicion of practising sorcery.

They dumped the bodies at a nearby forest and later unearthed and burnt those in a bid to eliminate evidence.

Meanwhile, the family members of the deceased welcomed and expressed their satisfaction with the verdict of the court.