A court here has awarded death sentence to six persons in a double murder case.

According to the prosecution, village head Mubarak Hussain was shot dead in Teewari village by nine persons, all members of a family, over an old enmity on August 25, 2000. When Mubarak's nephew, Shah Alam, came to his rescue, he was also murdered by them.

Out of the nine accused, two died during the trial, while one is absconding.

Special Judge Dinesh Chandra awarded death sentence to Mohd Ibrahim and his son Naseem, and Aijaz Hussain, Sajjad Hussain, Aftab Hussain and Qarar Hussain.