The court had convicted and sentenced Sudarsan Gouda to imprisonment for life on February 21, 2014 for his involvement in the murder of Raghumani Das.
The HC observed that the trial court, without analysing discrepancies and doubts in the case of the prosecution, has mechanically come to the conclusion that the appellants' guilt was beyond doubt.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Vikram Pratap Chandra on Saturday convicted Ghanshyam alias Motu Narang whose wife succumbed to critical burn injuries in February this year.
On January 30, 2010, P Naga Vaishnavi, the 10-year old daughter of Palagani Prabhakar Goud, a liquor trader and a BC leader in Vijayawada was kidnapped and murdered in a gruesome manner.
The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the question whether courts are statutorily empowered to make life imprisonments tougher for the convicts by adding 'rigorous'.