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Death penalty to six persons for Conspiring and Killing a Dalit youth, in case of murder perpetrated due to Caste-Based Discrimination

December 14,2017:

Court has ordered to collect a total compensation of Rs 11,95,000 from eight convicts which needed to be paid in the different proportions to Kausalya, Shankar’s father and Government.

A trial court has here awarded death penalty to six persons, including the father of a Hindu girl, for conspiring and killing a Dalit youth who had fallen in love and married her.

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Of the remaining five accused, one has been awarded life sentence, one got a five-year jail term and three were acquitted, including victim’s mother-in-law Annalakshmi.

On March 13, 2016 an armed gang had indiscriminately hacked Shankar, a Dalit youth, and his wife Kausalya belonging to Thevar (OBC) Community, outside a Shopping Complex in Udumalpet in Tirupur district, with long knives.

While Shankar had succumbed to the injuries, Kausalya sustained serious injuries.

Police had arrested 11 persons including Kausalya’s parents Chinnasamy (40) and Annalakshmi (35) and assailants.

Principal District and Sessions Judge Alamelu Natarajan held eight of 11 accused guilty and awarded death sentences to six of them.

Death sentence of six convicts would be executed subject to the mandatory confirmation from the Madras HC.

 

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