Kerala law student's murder: Convict Ameerul Islam gets death sentence

Jisha rape and murder convict Ameerul Islam sentenced to death

The court also said in its observation that the accused did not show any remorse after committing the heinous crime.

He was found guilty by the court on Tuesday.

He has also been awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment and one-year rigorous imprisonment and a fine of ₹50,000 and ₹1,000 under sections 449 and 342 of IPC respectively. A translator informed him about the details of the verdict and he heard it without any expression.

"No other girl should undergo such a fate". "What happened to my daughter, should not happen to anyone else", she said. ADGP B Sandhya who headed the Special Investigation Team expressed pride for being part of the investigation team.The incident which was initially reported as a normal murder came to spotlight after the post-mortem report surfaced a couple of days later.

The 29-year-old Jisha, a Dalit law student studying at the Ernakulam's Government Law College was raped and murdered on April 28, 2016 at her residence in Kuruppampadi area. The police arrested Islam after groping in the dark for two months.

The court trial lasted 85 days since the hearing began on April 4 this year.

As many as 100 witnesses were examined during the trial which commenced in April previous year. Vijayan recalled that soon after Jisha was murdered the police team constituted to investigate the case by the previous government drew flak as it awas found to be fumbling in the dark.

The LDF government, after assuming power on 25 May past year, changed the investigation team and entrusted the probe to ADGP B Sandhya in its first Cabinet meeting.

The DNA samples in her body, slippers, nails matched with Islam's.

After the conviction, Jisha's mother Rajeshwari told NDTV, "I was expecting this judgement and I have got justice".

Islam was arrested nearly two months later in June 2016 from Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu.

The prosecution said he stalked her on several occasions and entered her house after ensuring that she was alone at home. She was found with severe injuries, out of which many were inflicted after she was murdered. Like the Delhi case, thousands took to the streets in anger in Kerala after the murder.



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