Kerala court awards death sentence to 15 PFI members for BJP leader Ranjith Sreenivasan murder

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Mavelikkara Additional Sessions Court has ordered death sentence to 15 Popular Front of India (PFI) members in the murder case of BJP leader Ranjith Sreenivasan. All the accused are the workers of PFI and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI).

The sentence was pronounced by Mavelikkara Additional District Judge V G Sreedevi. The court accepted the arguments of the prosecution that it is a rarest of the rare case. Prathap G Padickal is the Special Public Prosecutor for the case.

Prathap G Padickal said, “The court, by accepting the argument of the prosecution that this is the rarest of the rare case, has given death penanly to the 15 accused. A fine of Rs 6 lakh will be collected and given to Sreenivasan’s wife and children. The evidence provided by the prosecution has been accepted”.

The first eight accused, namely Nizam, Ajmal, Anoop, Muhammad Aslam, Salam Ponnad, Abdul Salam, Safaruddin and Manshad, were found guilty of murder.

The incident occurred on December 21, 2021 in Alappuzha. Ranjith Sreenivasan, BJP OBC Morcha state secretary, was hacked to death by a group in front of his mother, wife and minor daughter. This happened hours after the murder of SDPI leader Shan in Alappuzha. (ANI)

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