Mangaluru, December 10: Satish (25), who has been found guilty of attempting rape and murdering a girl from Shibaje Kashekody in Bantwal taluk, has been sentenced to jail term till his last breath by the sixth additional session court, and which is also the special court for rape cases. Along with this, the court has imposed Rs 10,000 fine and 5 years rigorous imprisonment along with Rs 5,000 fine for extortion and 2 years of rigorous imprisonment if failed to pay the fine and three years punishment with Rs 1,000 fine for tampering the evidences; if failed to pay the fine 1 year punishment has been pronounced by the court.
Details of the incident:
Satish had attempted to rape and murdered Soumya, a resident of Shibaje Kashakodi on February 24th 2013. Soumya who was working at Manipal, had spoken to her mom over the phone and informed her that she would arrive home the next day.
On February 25th, when Soumya failed to arrive in time to her house, her mother called to her phone. The person who received the call told her that, he had got the phone in a wood. As per the information, Soumya’s mom and sister went searching for her to the wood. There they found her purse and sandals. Traces of a person being pulled over the shrubs in the area were also found. When they searched around, Soumya’s body was found in a well close by.
The Belthangady cops after investigation arrested Satish and filed a case in the court on the charges of attempt to rape and murder.
The judge had heard 26 witnesses pertaining to the case. A local named Luciu revealed to the judge during hearing that, she had seen Satish dragging Soumya and attempting to murder and immediately informed this to the locals.
Witness Chandrahas had said that, around the time the incident took place, he had seen Satish in a shop which was close to the incident area.
Judge Pushpanjali Devi on hearing the proceedings proclaimed Satish as guilty on December 2nd and informed that the intrim of punishment would be passed on December 9th. Accordingly, rigorous imprisonment is imposed to the guilty alarming the offenders.