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COURT-LD RIOTS

Five sentenced to life in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case

NEW DELHI, MAY 16 (PTI)

More than two decades after five persons burnt to death a man during the anti-Sikh riots that rocked the capital following the assasination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a Delhi court today sentenced all of them to life imprisonment.

Additional Sessions Judge N K Kaushik found Rajinder, Pyarelal, Dharam Pal, Rajbir and Barumal guilty under section 302 of IPC (murder) for killing one Baba Singh by setting him ablaze after pouring kerosene.

The incident took place on November 1, 1984 when the five dragged the deceased out of his home in Nangloi in West Delhi into the street, poured kerosene on him and set him ablaze.

An FIR in the case was lodged only on July 2, 1996, when the widow of the deceased, Kuldeep Kaur, approached the Lt Governor after running pillar to post demanding justice for 12 years.

Nearly 2,000 Sikhs were killed in the riots that broke out immediately after the assasination of Indira Gandhi.

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