Thursday, December 20, 2018
Coimbatore: Man gets death and 3 life terms for raping, murdering assistant professor (Tamil Nadu)
Pramod Madhav Coimbatore September 28, 2016
Twenty-four-year-old D Ramya, who was working as an assistant professor at Akshaya College of Engineering and Technology at Kinathukadavu, was brutally murdered at her residence at Ganesh Nagar near Teachers Colony in Karamadai on November 3, 2015.
Coimbatore court today awarded the death sentence and three life terms to a man in a case of rape and murder of an assistant professor in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district. Twenty-four-year-old D Ramya, who was working as an assistant professor at Akshaya College of Engineering and Technology at Kinathukadavu, was brutally murdered at her residence at Ganesh Nagar near Teachers Colony in Karamadai on November 3, 2015.
The Mahila Court today pronounced that Daniel should be hanged on the count of manslaughter and should serve three life terms for attempt to murder, rape and forced entry. The judge also stated that Daniel should pay a fine of Rs 25,000 and that the state government should provide compensation to the victim's family. Dharmaraj lived with his family at Kaaramadai in Coimbatore. His daughter Ramya, age 25 worked as an assistant professor at a private engineering college. Ramya who was visiting her home for a vacation was found dead next to her severely injured mother on November 3, 2015.
In its investigation, police found out that Ramya was killed and her jewelleries were stolen. Autopsy report further revealed that Ramya was sexually assaulted. Coimbatore police formed seven special teams, questioned nearly 200 suspects and after a month's period of sweating, narrowed the accused to Mahesh alias Daniel from Thirunelveli. Upon questioning, Daniel accepted that he followed Ramya to her home. He attacked her mother Malathi and then injured Ramya before stealing gold jewellery. He then raped Ramya and murdered her. Daniel had been hiding in Papanayakanpaalayam and was arrested during a 'vehicle check' at Sirumugam. He was arrested under Goondas Act. Stolen jewellery and Ramya's laptop were also recovered from his possession and he was charged under five counts, including manslaughter.
Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/tamil-nadu/story/coimbatore-man-gets-death-and-3-life-terms-for-raping-murdering-assistant-professor-343772-2016-09-28 (Accessed 20 December 2018)