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Life imprisonment for six in murder case

Posted on Nov 28, 08:53PM | UNI

A lower court here today awarded life sentence to six persons in a case relating to the murder of a local rowdy here on January 21, 2009.

According to Prosecution, the rowdy Senthilkumar of ponnaagar area in the city, was arrested in connection with the murder of another rowdy a few years back. He came out on bail when the murder took place in an act of vengeance.

Cantonment police arrested six people, including the brother of the rowdy Gowsick, who was murdered by another rowdy Senthilkumar. The arrested were identified as Karthikeyan (26), brother of the deceased rowdy Gowsick and his friends Thambiraj (20), Nagaraj (25), Manikandan (22), Sivasankar (27) and Nallaiyan (27) and filed murder case against them before second additional District and sessions court here.

Mr Rajasekaran, the second additional District and sessions court judge, in his ruling observed that crime against all the six accused was proved beyond reasonable doubts and awarded life sentence to them.

The judge also slapped a fine of Rs 1,000 each and in case of failure to remit it, they should undergo further imprisonment for six months, the imprisonment running concurrently.