The Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court on Thursday, December 14, announced death sentence to Ameer-il Islam, the lone accused, for raping and murdering a 30-year-old student, Jisha in Perunbavoor, Kerala.
The accused has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment, a fine of Rs 10,000 under section 449 (house-trespassing), one year jail term, Rs 1,000 fine under section 342 (wrongful confinement), 10 years imprisonment, Rs 15,000 fine under section 376 (rape), life imprisonment, Rs 25,000 fine under section 376 (a) (causing death/resulting in persistent vegetative state) and capital punishment and Rs 25,000 fine under section 302 (Murder).
Ameer will be shifted to Viyyur jail in Thrissur.
On Wednesday, Ameer ul-Islam, a migrant worker from Assam, claimed to be innocent and had no connection with Jisha's murder. Though the defence counsel BA Aloor suggested re-investigation in the case by the central agency, the court rejected the plea.
On Tuesday, the court had found Ameer guilty except for destroying evidence and violations under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act
The 30-year-old law student Jisha, who hails from Perumbavoor in Kerala, was found dead in her residence on April 28, 2016. She was brutally attacked with over 30 injuries and was badly mutilated around her private parts.
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A blood-stained black rubber footwear was found from a canal near the victim's house which became a crucial evidence that led to the arrest of the 23-year-old migrant construction worker. 50- days later, on June 16, the Kerala police nabbed Ameer ul-Islam from Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu as the blood stains from the footwear matched with Ameer's DNA.