//Kerala HC remits death sentence in rape-murder case to life

Kerala HC remits death sentence in rape-murder case to life

Kochi: The Kerala High Court today remitted the death sentence for a convict in a rape and murder case to life. A Division  Bench comprising Justice J B Koshy and Justice V Ramkumar, partly allowing the appeal of Vadasseril Raju from Eramom, held that the case could not be called rarest of the rare, warranting the death penalty. The prosecution case was that on October 11, 2001, Raju caught hold of Sandhya (16) while she was returning home from college and raped and murdered her by strangling. Thalassery Sessions Court had sentenced him to death by hanging.

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