Special Judge Anil Kumar, in his judgment stated that,“DNA Technology and the call data records helped to establish identity of accused beyond any reasonable doubt”.
On Wednesday, a Local Court in Kerala’s Ernakulam has sentenced a migrant worker from Assam to death for raping and killing a 29-year-old Dalit Law Student woman, a brutal crime which had triggered widespread protests in the State.
Trial Court while delivering the verdict expounded that,”It was one of rarest of the rare cases and Ameer ul Islam never deserved any sympathy”.
Court further enunciated that,”Accused did not show any remorse after committing heinous crime and he was a big threat to society”.
On Tuesday, the Court had held him guilty under under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Islam has been sentenced to 14 years in jail and fined of Rs 5 lakh under the various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Mother of the victim stated that she was happy with the verdict,“No other girl should undergo such a fate. Such heavy punishment will act as a strong deterrent in curbing the mounting crime against women”.
Special Investigation Team (SIT) Head BS Sandhya, ADGP stated that she was happy that the convict got the maximum punishment.
Woman, a Dalit Law Student from Perumbavur near Kochi, was found murdered in her one-room house on April 28, 2016. Police arrested Islam after groping in dark for two months.
Trial in the case started in April,2017 and was completed in eight months. As many as 100 witnesses were heard and 291 documents and the DNA test reports were presented during trial.