Puttur,Feb 23, 2017 : The Fifth Additional District and Sessions Court has convicted two persons in the case of murder of a couple reported from Undila in Kodimbala village on September 25, 2012. The court is likely to pronounce the quantum of punishment on February 25.
The convicts are Mohammad Rafiq alias Rafiq from Somwarpet taluk and Mohammad Kamaluddin of Nuriyalu in Uuruvalu village of Beltangady taluk.
The duo had approached Baby Thomas on the midnight of September 25, 2012 stating that their bike had developed technical snag and they needed his help to reach the home of the wife of one of them which was nearly 1.5 km away.
Baby Thomas agreed to give a lift to them in his Tata Indica Car. However when the three were heading towards the place, the duo asked Thomas to stop the car near Bollur cross and stabbed him. The duo later arrived in the house of Baby Thomas and slit the throat of Mary Thomas and escaped with cash and gold in the house.
The Kadaba police had arrested the duo and instigations had revealed that they had sold the jewels at a shop in Somwarapete.