A court here on Thursday convicted eight persons and awarded life imprisonment to them and also slapped a fine of Rs.5,000 on each of them.

Additional District and Sessions Judge B.K. Jain after hearing both sides found Sanjai Yadav, Ganesh Yadav, Sanjeev Yadav, Baleshwar Yadav, Anil Yadav, Devendra Yadav, Baduri Yadav and Aklilesh Kumar guilty of killing Vijay Yadav at Kantahichak village under Dhanarua police station of rural Patna on June 29, 2004, over a petty dispute.