Five persons who were found guilty of a murder at Lindula in 2000 were sentenced to death by the Nuwara Eliya High Court on Friday (July 24).

The five individuals were found guilty of beating a man to death at Lindula on October 31, 2000. The victim was a father of three.

Eight persons were brought to trial over the crime. However, three accused were acquitted of all charges and released by court.