KERALA

Rape case: man sentenced to life imprisonment

Staff Reporter

KOZHIKODE: The Kozhikode District Sessions Court has sentenced a person to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs.16,000 for trespassing into the house of a widow belonging to a Scheduled Castes community and raping her in 2005. Principal Sessions Court Judge M.P. Ismail found C.T. Ravindran of St. Vincent’s Colony in the city guilty on Tuesday. Three months ago, the victim had died before the court began the trial in the case. However, the court considered the testimonies of the third and fourth witnesses, the neighbours of the victim. The court examined 13 witnesses in the case.