Found guilty of murder

The second accused in the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party former district secretary Panniyannur Chandran was found guilty by the District and Sessions Court here on Friday. Judge V. Shercy found Thayullathil Thazhekkuniyil Pavithran guilty of the murder committed on May 25, 1996. The sentence would be announced on April 30. The first accused, third accused, fourth accused, and fifth accused were sentenced to death by the court in 2004.

This was commuted to life sentence by the High Court which was later confirmed by the Supreme Court.