Mangaluru, Feb 25, 2018: The Sixth Additional District and Sessions court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment till death to Mohan Kumar alias Cyanide Mohan in the case of rape and murder of a 28-year-old woman, and also robbing her.
The 6th Additional District Sessions Court in Mangaluru convicted ‘Cyanide’ Mohan for murder, rape and robbery of a 28-year-old woman from Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.
This is the fifth case Cyanide Mohan has been convicted and there are several more cases pending. On Friday, he was convicted under sections 307 (imprisonment until death), 392 (six years imprisonment for robbery), 201 (five years for tampering with evidence), 328 (seven years for causing hurt by poisoning), 366 (six years for abduction) and 376 (seven years for rape).
In September 2009, Cyanide Mohan contacted the victim Anita Barimar at the bus stand in Madanthyar and introduced himself as Shashidhar Poojary. He also got the woman’s mobile number and after what seemed like a brief courtship, offered to marry her. On September 24 that year, he took her to Ganesh Lodge in Hassan and raped her. He later gave her a pill, saying that it was a contraceptive. He asked her to go into the Hassan bus stop and take the pill. The woman died a few minutes later inside the rest room. He returned to Ganesh Lodge and made away with her jewellery. Later, he sold those gold ornaments to a jewellery merchant in Hassan.