Double life term for 3 in murder case

NAGAPATTINAM: District Sessions Judge S. Chandrasekaran on Tuesday sentenced Zakir Hussain (22), Mohamed Husain (20) and Sheikh Dawood (22) of Patteeswaram in Thanjavur district to double life imprisonment in a murder for gain case.

He also imposed fine of Rs.30,000 each.

The sentences will run concurrently.

According to the prosecution, the trio entered the house of Saura Gani (80) at Kuttalam near Mayiladuturai in Nagapattinam district on August 14, 2005, attacked her and her daughter Fathima (40) with deadly weapons and decamped with 30 sovereigns of jewels and Rs.25,000 in cash. — Special Correspondent