Bludgeoning elderly woman to death: Accused grandson sentenced to life imprisonment in Odisha’s Keonjhar

Hatadihi: A youth was sentenced to life imprisonment today for bludgeoning his grandmother to death in Gohira village under Ghasipura police limits of Keonjhar district. The order was issued by Additional District and Sessions Court Judge Smt. Prajyoti Rout in Anandapur, after hearing the case.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 along with the lifer and ordered the convict Siddhant Naik to undergo imprisonment for a year more, in case the fine amount is not paid.

According to a source, Siddhant had asked his grandmother Dukhi Naik for some money to go to an eatery and have his tiffin on the intervening day (October 17, 2020 at around 8.00 am). When the elderly woman refused to give money to her grandson, convict Siddhant had got upset.

However, things took an ugly turn when, in a fit of rage, he had picked up a large stone and bludgeoned his grandmother with it. The elderly woman collapsed on the round and later succumbed while undergoing treatment in a hospital in Anandapur.

Acting on an FIR lodged by the victim elderly woman’s husband Kulamani Naik, Ghasipura police had registered a case and launched a probe. Siddhant was arrested and forwarded to court.

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