Kerala court sentences three men to life for killing 21-year-old man

After an argument between the two sides, on the night of 12 January 2019, the seven accused in the case beat Shyam to death using rods and sticks, the prosecutor said.

ByPTI

Published May 29, 2024 | 11:32 AMUpdatedMay 29, 2024 | 11:32 AM

Murder

A Kerala court on Tuesday, 28 May, sentenced three men to life for killing a young man living in their colony near Chathannoor in Kollam by beating him to death, in 2019.

Additional District Sessions Judge PN Vinod sentenced the convicts Vijesh, Ajit and Ranju, all aged 29, to life for the murder of 21-year-old Shyam, Public Prosecutor Sicin G Mundakkal said.

According to the prosecution, the convicts beat Shyam to death because he and his father questioned the conduct of the convicts and other accused who drew water from a public well in their colony to mix with alcohol.

After an argument on the night of 12 January 2019, the seven accused in the case beat Shyam to death using rods and sticks, the prosecutor said.

During the pendency of the trial, the prime accused died and three other co-accused were discharged, he said.

The court also imposed a fine of ₹one lakh on the convicts and directed that the amount, if recovered, be given to the family of the victim, the prosecutor said.

Besides that, the court also ordered the District Legal Services Authority to provide appropriate compensation to the victim’s family and rehabilitate them, the prosecutor said.

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