A local court on Thursday sentenced six persons to life imprisonment for their involvement in the murder of the joint secretary of a Coimbatore-based private college.
According to the prosecution, K.M. Elangovan, a native of Kumarasamy Goundampalayam village, went missing from his home on September 24, 2011.
A servant at his home found blood stains on the floor and alerted police.
Later that day, police found the body of Mr. Elangovan in the Kalingarayan canal with cut injuries.
Malayampalayam police registered a case and launched a search for a few persons, who were seen in the company of Elangovan.
Meanwhile, a police team intercepted a car that belonged to Mr. Elangovan during a vehicle check at Avinasi and detained six passengers travelling in it.
In the preliminary inquiry, it was revealed that the six occupants of the car were reportedly involved in the murder of Mr. Elangovan.
They were identified as - Lokesh (21), Robinson (21), Sankar (20), Prasanna (20), Periyasamy (21), a painter living in Chennimalai road and Mohammed Tariq (20) of Nadar Medu.
The primary motive of the culprits was to take possession of the car owned by Elangovan after murdering him, police said.
After hearing the arguments in the case, second additional district and sessions judge M.Sarvamangala sentenced the six persons to life imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs. 1,000 each.
They were involved in the murder of the joint secretary of a Coimbatore-based college The judge also slapped a fine of Rs. 1,000 each
They were involved in the murder of the joint secretary of a Coimbatore-based college
The judge also slapped a fine of Rs. 1,000 each