Kasargod, July 16, 2015: The Kasargod District Sessions Court granted death sentence to the first accused K C Hamza in the sensational Safiya murder case. Hamza’s wife and third accused Maimoona was handed out six years jail term while Hamza’s relative and 4th accused M Abdulla was given 3 years jail by the court.
First accused K C Hamza
Maimoona and M Abdulla
The principal sessions judge M J Shakthidaran announced the punishment in a murder case where 13-year-old girl Safiya was cut into pieces and dumped on the banks of a dam in Goa. The court also announced 3 years RI to the first accused Hamza. The court which stated that the case was the rarest of rare cases also directed Hamza to pay a fine of Rs 10 lakh. Of this, Rs 8 lakh has to be given to Safiya’s parents. The other two accused were slapped a fine of Rs 5000.
The Sessions Court had convictedthree persons in the Safiya murder case a few days back. First accused K C Hamza (50) of Muliyar Mastikunda, his wife and third accused Maimoona (37) and Hamza’s relative and 4th accused M Abdulla of Kumble Arikkady were found guilty of the charges. The second accused in the case Moidu Shaji and 5th accused retd ASI P N Gopalakrishnan were acquitted by the court for lack of evidence.
The case relates to the murder of Safiya who had been working as maid in the apartment of Hamsa, a private contractor, near Goa’s Madgaon town in December 2006. Following the murder, Hamsa and his family had come down to his residence in Masthikundu, near here, and lodged a complaint stating that the girl had gone missing from his residence.
Gopalakrishnan, who was then ASI of the Adhoor station, stands accused of helping Hamsa forge the entry register at the check post at the border town of Manjeshwaram to show that Safiya had travelled from Goa with the family in their car.
The case came to light with no witnesses but purely going by the scientific methods. Safiya case is the second case where the Kerala HC is giving its verdict depending on scientific data. The first relates to Ajas murder in Kothamangalam in 2009.