Mangaluru, Feb 7, 2015: A person named Zubair (30) was on February 6, Thursday convicted by the First Additional District and Sessions Court in connection with the murder of Sharief alias Mohammad Sharief at Nandavar in Bantwal Taluk. The court has sentenced him to rigorous life imprisonment.
The murder had taken place on June 23, 2011 reportedly owing to a previous enmity. Zubair was then charged with killing Sharief by slitting his throat with a broken soda bottle. Sharief hailed from Bastigudde in Nandavar.
The Bantwal Police had filed the charge sheet in the case. The court had examined a total of 16 witnesses before delivering the judgement.
The court has also slapped a penalty on Zubair and ordered that the amount collected should be paid to the family of the deceased. He will however have to undergo an additional imprisonment of one year if he fails to pay the fine.