Murder of brothers: 25 IUML workers get life term
One-liner: A sessions court in Kerala on Monday sentenced to life 25 people, all workers of IUML, for the murder of two brothers in the Palakkad district of the State in 2013.
Murder: A judge had on May 12 held the 25 accused guilty of the murder of Nooruddin and Hamsa, both members of the AP Sunni party, a supporter of the Left Front.
Life term: On Monday, the sessions court sentenced each one of them to life imprisonment under IPC sections.
Unlawful assembly: The injuries were inflicted on Nooruddin and Hamsa and prosecution witness-1 (Kunju Muhammed) by the people accused of unlawful assembly.
Common objective: The court said since the acts were done in pursuance of the common objective of the unlawful assembly, all of the accused were liable to be held guilty.
- The accused were also sentenced to three years imprisonment under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC for the attack on victims' brother Kunju Muhammed
Fine imposed: The court also imposed a fine of ₹1.15L on each of the accused and the total amount has to be paid to the victims' family.
Death penalty sought: Special public prosecutor had sought the death penalty for the accused by contending that the case fell in the rarest of rare category.
Bottom line: The court, however, said it was not a fit case for awarding a capital sentence.