//Man gets jail term for murder

Man gets jail term for murder

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Fast Track IV judge Sudhakaran has sentenced Bijimon, 31, resident of Kanjiramkulam, to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment for strangulating his eight-month-old daughter owing to his resentment over a girl child being born to him. The prosecution case was that Bijimon strangulated the infant, Sowmya, at their house at 9.30 a.m. on November 24, 2000, when his wife had gone out to buy firewood. In the absence of witnesses to the crime, the court relied upon scientific and circumstantial evidence.