T. Jayapal (43) of Konekanapalli in Kelamangalam Panchayat Union here was awarded life sentence for murdering his aunt Rajamma (51).

The prosecution case was that Jayapal murdered the woman when she failed to sell 1.5 acres given by her father to him. Jayapal strangulated her to death and burnt the body. D. Arul Raj, Additional Sessions Judge slapped a fine of Rs. 10,000 too on him. If he failed to pay the fine, he had to undergo five months rigorous imprisonment.

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