Muzaffarnagar (UP), Jul 4 (PTI) A court here on Monday convicted 16 people, including gangster Minu Tyagi, to life imprisonment for killing former chairman of a cane society in Rohana and his seven family members.

Special Judge Chhote Lal Yadav also imposed a fine of Rs 60,000 on the convicts after holding them guilty under IPC sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and others.

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According to assistant government counsel Kiran Pal Kashyap, former chairman of cane society of Rohana, Udayveer Singh and his family were killed by a speeding truck near Barakali village of the district in 2011.

Police had registered a case against 20 people, including gangster Vicky Tyagi and his wife Minu Tyagi, in the mass killing.

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Vicky was shot dead in a courtroom in 2015.

Two more accused in the case also died, while one was declared a juvenile.

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