|Nino Mathew (L) and Anushanthi (R)|
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Attingal twin murder: Death sentence for Mathew, double life term for Anushanthi (Kerala)
IndiaToday.in New Delhi | Thiruvananthapuram April 18, 2016
The twin murder happened in April 2014 in Kerala's Attingal when Anushanthi's husband Lijeesh objected to her extra marital affair with Nino Mathew.
The Thiruvananthapuram Principal Sessions court today found former Technopark employees Nino Mathew and Anushanthi guilty of twin murder of Anushanthi's mother-in-law Omana, and her three-year-old daughter Swastika. While Nino Mathew was awarded a death sentence, Anushanthi was sentenced to double life imprisonment. After the prosecution examined 49 witnesses, 85 exhibits and 41 material objects, Judge V Shircy found Anushanthi equally guilty as she was aware of Nino Mathew's plans. The duo has been charged of murder, conspiracy, attempt to destroy evidence and theft.'
The twin murder happened in April 2014 in Kerala's Attingal when Anushanthi's husband Lijeesh objected to her extra marital affair with Nino Mathew. However, Lijeesh escaped the murder attempt and sustained injuries. Subseqeuntly, Nino Mathew and Anushanthi were arrested. The police recovered murder weapons from his Mathew's house - a matchete and a baseball bat, a towel that was used to wipe the weapons clean and gold ornaments that he stole from the bodies to make it look like a robbery attempt. Nino Mathew had told the court that he did not commit the crime and had requested the court to give him minimum punishment.
Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/attingal-twin-murder-death-sentence-for-mathew-double-life-term-for-anushanthi-318496-2016-04-18 (Accessed 20 December 2018)