The High Court has ordered the lower court to conduct retrial of a case against 5 members of Dandupalya gang with regard to double murder and dacoity in Mangaluru, reported Kannada Prabha.

The Special Court at Parappana Agrahara had sentenced 5 members to death in 2012 for the murders of an old woman Lucia De'Mello and Ranjith Vegus at Urva Manigudi in Mangaluru on 1997 Oct 12.

The bench headed by justice Ravi Malimutt and justice John Michael D'Cunha heard the appeal filed by Dodda Hanuma, Venkatesh, Munikrishna, Nallatimma and Krishna questioning the sentence.  The judges said there were several lapses in the statements of accused and witnesses. Hence they ordered a retrial and announce an appropriate sentence.