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High Court reduces ’cyanide’ Mohan’s death penalty to life imprisonment

High Court reduces ’cyanide’ Mohan’s death penalty to life imprisonment

Mangalore Today News Network

Bengaluru, Oct 12, 2017 : The Karnataka High Court on October 12, Thursday has reduced ’Cyanide’ Mohan Kumar’s death penalty to life imprisonment in the rape and murder case of one Anita of Kolimane,  Bantwal taluk  in 2009 .


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It is said that Mohan Kumar promised  to marry Anita, took her to Hassan city from Bantwal, where he allegedly raped her.He took her to a bus stand in Hassan asked her to take a birth control pill. Not knowing that the pill was laced with cyanide, Anita consumed it and she was found dead in a toilet at the bus stand.

The division bench of judges Ravi Malimath and John Michael Cunha modified the death penalty judgement passed by the trial court. They directed the prison authorities to not release Mohan Kumar until his death and also said that he would not be entitled to remission.

Out of 20 such similar crimes perpetrated by Mohan between 2003 and 2009,  the alleged serial killer has been sentenced to life imprisonment in four cases, including the death penalty in three cases.

In Anita’s case, he had filed an appeal in the High Court against the death penalty and pleaded for a life sentence. However, prosecution pressed for a death penalty. However, the court absolved Mohan from the rape and abduction charges framed against him.

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Comments on this Article
Zeena Sequiera, Goa Fri, October-13-2017, 2:28
Hearing the judgement feel done a mistake handing over to police. He had to be killed by mob .
Harsha Salian, Udupi Fri, October-13-2017, 1:38
The judgement has taken so many years. In our country the court as well as the police defend the criminals. We have to bring the Gulf law in our country only then we can make our country free from crimes
William Fernnades, manipal Fri, October-13-2017, 12:20
Never show any sympathy to these people because his inhumane act has killed an women . he has misused her , he has to be hanged
Arjun K S, Manglore Thu, October-12-2017, 11:55
Why is the court showing sympathy o0n such criminal
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