Dhanusha court sends Dilip Mahato murder suspects to judicial custody

Dilip Kumar Mahato was allegedly killed by illegal sand miners, in Dhanusha district, on Friday, January 10, 2020. Locals obstructed a road after the incident (right).

Janakpurdham, February 14

The Dhanusha District Court on Friday sent three persons accused of murdering Dilip Kumar Mahato last month to judicial custody till the final verdict on the case.

A bench of district judge sent a crusher plant operator Bipin Mahato, tipper driver Munindra Mahato and loader driver Jitendra Mahato. The court, however, released three other suspects–Roshan Kumar Yadav, Satya Narayan Mahato and Shatrughna Mahato–on bail of Rs 25,000 each.

The District Police Office says those ordered for custody have been sent to the District Prison.

Dilip Mahato, a local of Mithila municipality-5 of the district, was reportedly murdered in the wee hours of January 10 after he tried to stop traders from mining sand and aggregates from the nearby Aurahi stream.

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