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Friday, February 6, 2015

Kerala - NRI Murder:Double Life Sentence for 7

The New Indian Express By Express News Service Published: 05th September 2014 06:11 AM Last Updated: 05th September 2014 06:11 AM KASARGOD: The Kasargod Additional District Sessions Court has sentenced seven convicts to double life imprisonment in the murder case of NRI businessman A B Abdul Salam Haji. The sentences will run concurrently, said judge, E B Rajan. Salam Haji, 59, was murdered during a robbery at his house on August 4, 2013, at Trikaripur, here. The convicted are: C K Muhammed Naushad, 37, and Muhammed Rameez, 28, of Nileshwaram, brothers O M Ashkar, 31, and O M Shihab of Thrissur, C Nimith, 43, of Kannur, and K P Ameer, 25, and M K Jaseer, 22,of Malappuram. All of them were wearing a deadpan look when the judge was reading out the sentences. Accused one and three, Naushad and Rameez, are distant relatives of the slain NRI businessman. ‘They Deserved it’ Safia A B, sister of the slain businessman, said that the convicts should have been given death sentence. Salam Haji’s son, Sufian Abdul Salam, who was at the court, said they deserved it. Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/NRI-MurderDouble-Life-Sentence-for-7/2014/09/05/article2415176.ece [last accessed 06.02.2015]

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