THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Further District and Classes Court docket on Monday handed over life imprisonment to a 31-year-old man convicted for murdering a homemaker who resisted his rape try. Decide Okay N Ajith Kumar sentenced Manikandan, a local of Kadakkavoor, for all times and imposed a positive of Rs 5 lakh for murdering the lady, who was a widow, in 2016.
Public Prosecutor M Salahudeen relied on circumstantial and scientific proof to acquire conviction as there have been no eye-witnesses to the incident. In the course of the trial, the prosecution produced 32 witnesses, 49 paperwork and 21 piece of fabric proof to show Manikandan’s guilt.
The prosecution argument was that Manikandan fatally stabbed the lady on her chest and abdomen after she resisted his rape try. Manikandan, who lived within the neighbourhood, had gone to the home at 9 pm on the pretext of consuming water. He then tried to pressure himself on the lady. She resisted and within the melee, he stabbed her with a knife he was carrying and fled.
Critically wounded, the sufferer ran to her neighbour’s home. Although the residents rushed her to the Chirayinkeezhu taluk hospital, she couldn’t be saved. Manikandan was taken into custody on the third day of the homicide. The police then recovered the costume he was sporting on the time of the crime and a forensic examination discovered that the blood on it belonged to the sufferer. G B Mukesh, then Kadakkavoor inspector, investigated the crime. Manikandan can also be accused of murdering a person three days earlier than the Kadakkavoor incident and the trial of the case is on.
Within the Kadakkavoor case trial, the prosecution had urged the court docket to not launch Manikandan on bail as he might destroy proof. The court docket accepted the plea. Manikandan has been in judicial custody since December 2016.