Baripada, September 22 ( Odisha.in ) District and Sessions Judge of Mayurbhanj, on Saturday has convicted Dara Singh and three others for life terms in connection with murder of 35 year old Roman Catholic Missionary Father Arul Doss at Jamubani a remote village in Mayurbhanj located at a distance of around 260 kms from State Capital Bhubaneswar.
Arul Doss who originally belonged to Tamilnadu was working in tribal dominated remote areas of Mayurbhanj.
He was killed on September 1, 1999. Dara Singh who was at large during that time and was wanted in connection with the alleged brutal killing of Christian Missionary Steins and his two sons at Manoharpur in Mayubhanj , on January 22 , 1999 was identified as the main accused in killing of Arul Doss.
Others who have been sentenced along with Dara Singh include Chema Ho , Raj Kishore Mahant and Jadunath Mahant. Presently all the four convicted persons are lodged in Baripada jail.
Earlier Dara was acquitted from Seikh Rahaman murder case at Padiabeda weekly market in August,1999 .