INDIA: DEATH SENTENCE FOR RAPIST KILLER
May 31, 2012: In India, a fast track court sentenced a 22-year-old man to death for raping and killing a woman in Kayamkulam on October 24 last.
Additional District and Sessions Court (11) Judge A Badharudheen found Viswarajan guilty of committing the crimes and awarded the maximum punishment considering the case rarest of the rare.
The 32-year-old woman, an employee in a shop in the town, was waylaid by the accused in a lonely place while she was returning home from work.
Though she was rushed to hospital by the local people, she succumbed to injuries.
The case had created a sensation after the issue was taken up by several women outfits in the state. (Sources: Press Trust of India, 31/06/2012)