Karnataka High Court upholds death penalty imposed on 'cyanide' Mohan Kumar

The death penalty was imposed on Mohan Kumar due to the charges of murdering one Sunanda of Sulya in Dakshina Kannada district.

Published: 15th November 2017 05:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th November 2017 05:33 PM   |  A+A-

'Cyanide' Mohan Kumar. | Express File Photo

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday confirmed the death penalty imposed on 'cyanide' Mohan Kumar on the charges of murdering one Sunanda of Sulya in Dakshina Kannada district.

The division bench of Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice John Michael Cunha upheld the death penalty imposed by the trial court on December 21, 2013, as the allegations had been proved.

According to the prosecution, Mohan Kumar befriended Sunanda (28), daughter of Rathnavathi, in January 2008. After few days, he took her to Mysuru on the pretext of marrying her and murdered her by administering cyanide at a lodge in Mysuru.

Sunanda was found dead on February 12, 2008.

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