: The District and Sessions Court sentenced a murder convict to life imprisonment on Monday.

Judge V. Shercy sentenced Sayish Kumar, 47, to life imprisonment under Section 302 after he was found guilty of murdering his wife, Ambili, 36, in November 2011. A penalty of Rs.2 lakh was also imposed, default of which would entail two years additional imprisonment. The fine amount should be distributed between the two minor children of the victim and the convict, the court said. The incident took place on July 5, 2011. Sayish Kumar, who was employed as a driver in a furniture manufacturing company in Thrisuur, had attacked his estranged wife with a chisel in front of her parents and their minor children.

The woman was attacked in revenge for a case she had filed against him for strangulating their son.

The convict is currently undergoing imprisonment at the Kannur central jail for the earlier case of attacking his son.