On Wednesday, a court sentenced two Maoists to death for shooting down a police superintendent and five other policemen in Dumka district (Jharkhand) five years ago. Sanatan Baski and Sukhlal Murmu, aka Pravir Da, were sentenced while the other five were acquitted for lack of evidence at a hearing on 6 September. Yesterday, it’s the capital punishment that was inflicted on them. The duo reportedly killed Pakur’s police chief and five of his colleagues in an ambush near Kathikund as they returned to Pakur after attending a meeting in Dukma on 2 July 2013. Pravir Da, a member of a Special Area Committee of the PCI (Maoist) was already serving a life sentence since August 9, 2016 after being convicted in another case.