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Santosh Mane, Pune driver who killed 9, gets death sentence

Monday, 8 April 2013 - 1:53pm IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

MSRTC driver Santosh Mane has been awarded the death sentence for killing nine people in January 2012.

Check: Pics of the Pune rampage

After a 15-month court trial, a Pune judge from the district court rejected claims that Mane was mentally disturbed. 

He told Mane, "You have no right to kill people to teach lesson to seniors."

Mane was brought to the court by a team of 21 policemen at 12 noon today.

The court also issued a perjury notice to the psychiatrist who claimed he treated Mane. 

Mane has been convicted under Sections 302, 307, 324, 427, 381 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for murder, attempt to murder, damage to public property and theft.

On the morning of January 25, 2012, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus driver Mane hijacked a state transport bus from Swargate depot and went on a rampage killing nine people besides damaging over 25 vehicles. 

The police and citizens managed to stop the bus near Neelayam Theatre bridge after a hot pursuit lasting 45 minutes on the 15-km stretch.

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