Rapist gets noose for double murder

Published: 23rd June 2012 08:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2012 08:42 AM   |  A+A-

A district court in Kerala has awarded capital punishment to a man accused of raping and murdering a mother and her daughter, in Vandiperiyar area near Kumuli in 2007.

The victims Moli (55) and her daughter Neenu (22) lived in Vandi Periyar Valia Vala area. Neenu’s husband worked in Tiruppur and her brother Vinu too worked in another town.

On December 2, 2007, the bodies of Moli and Neenu were found with injuries said to be caused by iron rods.

Initially, the police had no leads in the case. Meanwhile, Vandiperiyar police detained Rajendran (48) of Periyar Surakkulam and Joe Mon from the 37-mile area in connection with murder of beggars in the area.

During inquiry, the accused allegedly confessed that they had raped and subsequently killed Neenu and her mother.

As per their confession, they broke open the door of the house as the victims refused to open the door after Rajendran pretended to be Vinu, Neenu’s brother.

The police subsequently registered a case of rape and murder against the duo. Later, they were released on bail but Joe Mon jumped bail and absconded. On Thursday, he was held near Munnar and produced before the court on Friday.

Thodupuzha Additional District Court Judge Maathu Kutteen, who heard the arguments in the case, awarded capital punishment to Rajendran. He was also slapped with a 20 year prison term.

The punishment for the other accused, Joe Mon, was yet to be pronounced.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


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