Above 4 years immediately after a 23-12 months-previous Dalit engineering student who married an higher caste woman was hacked to demise in Tamil Nadu, the Madras Higher Courtroom these days acquitted the woman’s father who was supplied death penalty and modified the demise sentence of the 5 other people to life imprisonment.
In December 2017, 6 guys, which includes the woman’s father, had been provided dying penalty by a lessen court docket for the daylight murder of V Sankar at a market in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur in March 2016. The young man’s spouse, Kausalya, who was 19 at the time and was accompanying Sankar, was also attacked by the bicycle-borne men. Kausalya’s father Chinnasamy experienced allegedly purchased her husband’s killing. The grotesque murder, captured on nearby CCTV cameras, experienced stunned the nation.
The Madras Significant Court right now sentenced the five other accused to life imprisonment for a minimum of 25 years devoid of any right to remission.
Kausalya’s father and the many others experienced challenged the death sentence in the substantial courtroom.
The lower court docket had acquitted Kausalya’s mom, uncle and a college university student for want of evidence. The superior court now verified the acquittal of
Kausalya’s mother and the two other folks.
The family members, which belongs to the politically strong Thevar caste, was allegedly unhappy with the girl marrying Sankar who was from a scheduled caste.
Sankar, a 3rd calendar year pupil of engineering, and Kausalya had been married for around 8 months when the attack took location.
In the CCTV footage of the murder obtained from the current market, the pair is observed strolling and chatting when a few guys on a bicycle prevent guiding them and abruptly assault Sankar with sharp weapons. When the male stopped going, they turn on his spouse and slash at her until she collapses. The attackers then go absent, seemingly without the need of any worry about becoming recognised.
Sankar had died in the clinic from abnormal bleeding. Kausalya took a very long time to get well. She lived with Sankar’s loved ones, who are farmers, and re-married in December 2018.
(With inputs from PTI)