On Friday, a local court sentenced all seven convicts in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case to life imprisonment. The verdict comes just days after the court found seven men to be guilty of killing two youths in an attack that is said to have triggered the riots. However, the sentence is likely to be challenged in the High Court.
On Wednesday, additional district and sessions judge Himanshu Bhatnagar had found seven men - Muzammil, Mujassim, Furkan, Nadeem, Janangir, Afzal and Ikbal - guilty of killing two youths on August 27, 2013. The killing of the youths - Gaurav and Sachin - sparked riots in Muzaffarnagar, leading to the deaths of 62 people. The riots also left 93 injured ,and displaced over 50,000 people.
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