Self-styled godman Rampal was on October 16, 2018, sentenced to life imprisonment by a sessions court in Haryana’s Hisar in connection with two murder cases.
Rampal and the other convicts have also been fined with Rs. 1 lakh each, after being found guilty of offences under Sections 302 (punishment for murder), 343 (wrongful confinement for three or more days) and 120 B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
Earlier, on October 11, 2018, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Hisar, D.R. Chaliya found him guilty in the two murder cases.
Rampal and 27 of his followers were booked on charges of murder and wrongful confinement after four women and a child were found dead in Satlok Ashram in Barwala town of Hisar on November 19, 2014. Another case was registered against Rampal and his followers after a woman was found dead in his ashram on November 18, 2014.