The prosecution failed to furnish any evidence of the unlawful demand, the plea stated.
The sentence will run concurrently, which means he will have to spend only 10 years in jail. Of the total fine amount, Rs 2 lakh has to be shared with Vismaya’s parents as compensation.
The convict was bound to protect his wife and was capable of doing that, but he taunted and harassed her instead, observes judge
Vismaya's mother Sajitha expressed resentment over the verdict. "He was to be awarded life imprisonment for the act he committed against my daughter. We'll go for appeal in a higher court," she said.
The SPP said that the court is expected to pronounce the sentence on Tuesday after hearing arguments on behalf of the prosecution and the convict.
Following Kiran’s arrest, the motor vehicles department suspended him from service. South Zone IG Harshita Athalluri led the investigation.