Tribal youth lynching: Kerala court give rigorous imprisonment of 7 years to 13 accused

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Kerala’s Palakkad court on Wednesday pronounced 7 years rigorous imprisonment to 13 out of the 14 persons convicted in the 2018 lynching of a tribal youth from Attappady.

On Wednesday. the Special Court for SC/ST (Prevention Act) at Mannarkad pronounced the verdicton in the murder of the tribal youth Madhu. The name of the accused persons includes Husain, Maraikkar, Shamsudeen, Radhakrishnan, Abubacker, Siddique, Ubaid, Najeeb, Jaijumon, Muneer, Sajeev, Satheesh, Hareesh and Biju.

These accused have been awarded 7 years rigorous imprisonment in jail. The first accused Husain has been asked to pay a fine of Rs 1,05,000 while the others have been asked to pay a fine of Rs 1,18,000 on others.

On Tuesday, the court found 14 of the 16 accused guilty while acquitting two others, the fourth accused Aneesh and the eleventh accused Abdul Kareem.

The 14 accused were found guilty under Section 304 (2) of the IPC and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

The 16th accused in the case was only found guilty of “assault or criminal force other than on grave provocation” under Section 352 IPC, which carries a punishment of up to three months in prison or a fine of up to Rs 500, or both.