Indian court sentences man to death for rape, murder of law student


A Court in India on Thursday sentenced a man who was found guilty of the 2016 rape and murder of a law student known as Jisha to death, a prosecution lawyer said.

The 30-year-old victim was found dead by her mother at their home in Ernakulam district on April 28, 2016.

She was left with signs of strangulation and more than 30 stab wounds on her body.

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Prosecution lawyer NK Unnikrishnan said the court handed down the death sentence to the convict, Ameerul Islam for Jisha’s rape and murder.

“Islam is a migrant labourer from north-eastern Assam state.

“This was a brutal murder that shocked the conscience of Kerala. We are happy that we managed to get the harshest punishment awarded to him by the court,” Unnikrishnan said

Under India’s legal system, the convict can challenge both his conviction and sentence in a higher court.

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