Kozhikode: The accused in Peringalam Ramla murder case has been awarded life sentence and a penalty of Rs 1 lakh.
Ramla’s husband Abdul Nasar is the accused in the case. Marad Special Additional Sessions Court in Kozhikode pronounced the verdict. If the accused does not pay the fine, he will have to serve two more years in prison.
According to the case, Manjeri Thiruvali native Abdul Nasar murdered his wife Ramla by stabbing her with a knife and hacking with a machete on the day of Eid celebrations. The incident took place on September 1, 2017. The court had convicted Nasar in the case on August 13.
On the day of the incident, Nasar had an argument with Ramla after she came back from work. As he was unemployed, Nasar used to get money from his wife. An argument over this led to the murder, the police later found out. The couple were residing in a rented house at Peringalam in Kunnamangalam.
Mariyambi, the landlady, rushed to the house on hearing the cry and saw Ramla in a pool of blood while Nasar was holding the knife. Her statement was crucial in the case as there were no eyewitnesses. The court cross-examined 31 witnesses. The prosecution produced 35 documents and 22 pieces of evidence.
On the basis of the circumstantial evidence, Nasar was convicted by the Special Additional Sessions Court judge K. S. Ambika.
Chevayoor Circle Inspector K. K. Biju led the investigation into the case. District additional public prosecutor Joju Syriac appeared for the prosecution.