Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJP) MP Prabhunath Singh was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday by a Hazaribagh district court in Jharkhand for the murder of Janata Dal MLA Ashoke Singh in 1995.

Prabhunath, along with his two brothers, were convicted on 18 May of killing the then MLA Ashoke 22 years ago.

Ashoke, who was the MLA from Bihar’s Chapra district, was killed after bombs were blown off at his residence and firing on 3 July in 1995.

The case was registered after Ashoke’s wife Chandni Devi gave her statement.