Paul Muthoot murder case: 8 of 9 accused acquitted

The Kerala High Court. PTI file photo

The Kerala High Court on Thursday acquitted eight accused sentenced to life term by a lower court in the murder of young businessman, Paul Muthoot George.

A scion of the Muthoot family in Kerala, Paul was murdered at Alappuzha on August 21, 2009. The accused, who were members of a quotation gang, allegedly murdered Paul following an altercation over a road accident.

The CBI special court in Thiruvananthapuram had sentenced nine accused to life-term. Apart from one convict, all the others filed appeal and were acquitted by the high court citing there was no direct evidence against them committing the murder.

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