The principal city civil and sessions court on Tuesday convicted a man who killed a 32-year-old transgender by stabbing her multiple times after she refused to have intercourse with him in 2011.
Principal judge Shivashankar B Amarannavar convicted Abdul Fareed to life for killing Naveen alias Preethi on October 28, 2011, at Shamanna Garden near Mysuru Road after she refused to have intercourse with him.
Preethi was walking home when Fareed invited her to his room. When she refused to go with him, he followed her and stabbed her multiple times. A passerby noticed Preethi in a pool of blood and informed the police. Preeti was admitted to Victoria Hospital but succumbed to injuries on December 15, 2011. She gave a statement to the police before she died. The Byatarayanapura police registered a case and arrested Fareed.
The judge also ordered him to pay a fine of Rs 5,000, failing which he has to undergo further three months’ imprisonment.
Inspector T Kodandaram had filed a charge sheet.