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Assam man sentenced to death for rape and murder of Kerala woman

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Thiruvananthapuram: A 28-year-old man from Assam was sentenced to death by a court near here on Monday for the rape and murder of a 61-year-old woman at her house in 2018.

The Additional District Sessions Court at Paravur awarded the death sentence.

It found that the case would fall in the category of rare cases and ordered capital punishment to Parimal Sahu, a resident of Nagaon district, Assam.

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It needs mention here that the woman staying alone with her mentally challenged son was found murdered at her house in Puthenvelikkara on March 19, 2018. The accused was arrested soon after.

Judge Murali Gopal Pandala pronounced the death sentence to the accused after finding him guilty under IPC Section 376 A (punishment for causing death or resulting in persistent vegetative state of victim).

Also, the court ordered the accused to pay a fine of Rs. one lakh and in default of payment of fine to undergo simple imprisonment for one month.

He was also awarded jail and penalties in varying terms after finding him guilty under various sections of the IPC.

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