Mangaluru, Nov 4, 2019: The Fourth Additional District and Sessions Court sentenced lifetime imprisonment for all six persons convicted in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Melric D’Souza, who was hacked to death in his house on Christmas in 2017.
The convicted are: Nishank Poojary (28), Vinesh Kumar (30), Praveen Poojary (42) all three are residents of Gorigudda, Sachin Shetty (22) of Mulihitlu, Ganesh Kulal (34) of Jappinamogaru and Sandeep Shetty (33) from Jeppu Kudupady.
It can be recalled that six people killed Melric at his house in front his grandmother after he had returned home from a Christmas party. Melric was a history sheeter and an aide of Monkey Stand Vijay. He had four cases registered against him and was released from jail two days prior to his murder.
All six convicted had criminal backgrounds and Praveen, Vinesh and Sandeep have been booked earlier in several cases including for attempt to murder and assault.