STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Two men get death penalty for murdering four of a Dalit family

Published: 27th December 2012 11:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th December 2012 11:14 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Two young men have been sentenced to death by a special court here for the brutal murder of four members of a Dalit family, including two children, at a village in the district in 2007.

Judge T S Nandhakumar of the Special Court, formed under the Protection of Civil Rights (SC/ST) Act, also sentenced Katturaja (32) and Vettum Perumal (33) to five terms of life imprisonment to be run consecutively.

In his order yesterday, the Judge slapped a fine of Rs 2.5 lakh on each of them.

According to Prosecution, Katturaja suspected that his 29-year old wife Subbulakshmi had an illicit affair with one Jayakumar, a care-taker of a farm house at Meenavankulam near Kalakaadu in the District.

He informed his close relative Perumal about his suspicion.

Both of them hatched a plot to murder Jayakumar.

On April 19, 2007, the duo went to the farm house and hacked to death Jayakumar after a chase. Later, they hacked Jayakumar's wife who tried to protect her husband.

Though Indhira (11) and Chitra (8), daughters of the couple, bolted themselves inside the house aghast at witnessing the murders, Katturaja and Perumal broke open the door and killed them also.

The sensational quadruple murder sent shock waves in the area then. Police had arrested

The special judge said the prosecution had proved the brutal murders, including that of young and innocent girl children and the innocent wife of Jayakumar.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp