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Tamil Nadu: Man Sentenced To Death For Dalit Son-In- Law's Murder,Freed
The Madras High Court today sentenced the five other accused to life imprisonment for a minimum of 25 years without any right to remission.
Tamil Nadu: Man Sentenced To Death For Dalit Son-In- Law's Murder, Freed
New Delhi: Over the past four after a 23-year-old Dalit engineering student who married an upper caste woman was hacked to death in Tamil Nadu, said the Madras High Court today acquitted the woman's father who was given the death penalty and modified the death sentence of the five others to life imprisonment.
In December 2017, six men including the woman's father, were given the death penalty by a lower court for the daylight murder of V Sankar at a market in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur in March 2016. The wife of Young man, Kausalya, who was 19 at the time and was accompanying Sankar, was also attacked by the bike-borne men.
Father of Kausalya, Chinnasamy had allegedly ordered her husband's killing. The gruesome murder, that was captured on the local CCTV cameras, had shocked the nation.
Today the Madras High Court has sentenced the five other accused to life imprisonment for a minimum of 25 years without any right to remission.
Father of Kausalya and others had challenged the death sentence in the high court.
Whereas the lower court had acquitted Kausalya's mother, uncle and a college student for want of evidence. The high court today confirmed the acquittal of Kausalya's mother and the two others.
The family belongs to the politically powerful Thevarb caste, was allegedly unhappy with the woman marrying Sankar who was from a scheduled caste.
When the attack took place, Sankar a third-year student of engineering and Kausalya had been married for around eight months.
The CCTV footage of the murder that was obtained from the market, the couple is seen walking and chatting when three men on a bike stop behind them and suddenly attack Sankar with sharp weapons. And when the man stopped moving, they turn on his wife and slash at her till she collapses.
The attackers then go away, apparently without any worry about being recognized. Sankar died of excessive bleeding whereas Kausalya took a ling time to recover. She lived with Sankar's family.who are farmers, and re-married in December 2018