Angul: A local court here sentenced a double murder accused to life imprisonment.
The district and sessions judge court in Odisha’s Angul pronounced the quantum of punishment today. The undertrial prisoner Jhashaketan Rout was found guilty of murdering two siblings – of Kushakila village under Jarapada police station limits in the district, and also a nephew-aunt duo of Kukurpeta village.
Jhashaketan alias Jasha was arrested in February 2016 on charges of murdering the siblings– Jogeswar Sahu and Hiranakshya Sahu. He had also confessed to killing Kumuda Chandra Sahu and the latter’s maternal aunt Abala Gadanayak during interrogation.
The 38-year-old was languishing in jail till May 2018 as he escaped from police custody while being produced before the court.
Angul police rearrested him from Samantarapali in Deogarh district in January this year, after eight months of his escape.