Calicut varsity V-C murder accused gets death, 90 yrs RI

Sessions Judge at Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu’s southern-most district of Kanniyakumari, has convicted and sentenced Anbarasu (32) to death, five life terms, 20 years rigorous imprisonment (RI) and fine for the brutal triple murder spread over three locations. The former Vice-Chancellor, who was residing in Nagercoil town after retirement, was murdered by Anbarasu and his co-accused Sahaya Bruno alias Gopi.

The duo were charged with breaking into his house, killing first the domestic help Gnanaprakasam and then Malik Mohammed on November 08, 2007.

According to the prosecution, Anbarasu was working as car driver for Malik Mohammed when the latter dismissed him for a fraudulent action. It said Anbarasu and his associate committed the murders to take revenge on the Vice-Chancellor.

After murdering Mohammad and his aid, the accused sped away in a car with Mohammad’s wife Katheeja Beevi, who was later “burnt to death” by him.
The prosecution told Deccan Herald that the judge sentenced Anbarasu to capital punishment for gagging Katheeja to death and later burning her body to cover the evidence besides imposing a fine for a string of grave IPC offences. The judge also sentenced Anbarasu to five life terms on five other counts.

Anbarasu has to suffer another 20 years RI for three other IPC section offences. In total, Anbarasu, now lodged in the Palayamkottai Central Jail down South, faces nearly 90 years RI and Rs 75,000 cumulative fine for various offences.

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