ANAND (Gujarat), May 4 (IANS): The Anand district and sessions court Friday convicted nine people and acquitted 32 for the killing of three members of a Muslim family in Ode village of Gujarat during the 2002 communal riots.
Judge R.M. Sharim gave the verdict in the case related to Malav Bhagol area of Ode in Anand district.
Three Muslims - Kadar Vohra, Ayesha Vohra and Noori Vohra, all from the same family - were burnt to death inside a house near Malav Bhagol March 1, 2002, two days after the Godhra train carnage.
In April, a special trial court had acquitted 23 people, but also convicted 23 for the massacre of 23 people in another case of communal killings in Ode village during the 2002 Gujarat riots.