KERALA

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for murder

Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: The Kozhikode First Additional District Sessions Court on Saturday sentenced a man to life imprisonment and fined Rs.30,000 on charges of murdering a person at Ambedkar Colony at Chakittappara in the district in 1999.

Judge B. Sudheendrakumar found T. Antony guilty under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. If the accused failed to pay the penalty, he will have to undergo another two years in prison.

According to the prosecution, Antony stabbed K. Appachan with a knife while the latter was walking on the road along with her daughter near the colony at 9.45 p.m. on November 27, 1999. Later the victim succumbed to his injuries.