Jan 10, 2018: Additional district and session’s court on Jan 9, Tuesday sentenced a youth who attempted to murder a medical student of the city after rapping her in a web of love over Facebook to three years imprisonment.
The judge Nerale Veerabhadraiah also directed the accused Mithilesh Kamath (35), resident of Bhayandar in Thane district of Maharashtra to pay a fine of Rs 1 lakh. The accused had befriended the 21-year-old student on Facebook.
Mithilesh had introduced himself to the medical student as a graduate of The University of Sydney and a model and dance choreographer. He also spent time with her in the city. When the student finally saw through his lies, she started distancing her self from Mithilesh and lodged a complaint against him in Mangaluru North police station in March 20, 2014. Police had warned Mithilesh in wake of the complaint and let him go after securing a bond from him.
The accused subsequently on April 9, 2014 forcibly entered the student’s house around 11am and stabbed her in a bid to murder her. When the student started screaming, the neighbours came to her rescue by breaking open the door and admitted her to hospital for treatment. Mithilesh too attempted to end his life by inflicting wounds on himself using the same knife. A case was registered in Mangaluru East police station and a charge sheet was later filed.
The judge who found Mithilesh guilty on January 6 and pronounced the quantum today also sentenced him to 1-year jail for causing grievous hurt with a knife and 3-months for attempting to commit suicide. Out of the fine, Rs 90,000 will go to the victim and rest to the state. He will have to undergo 6 months additional imprisonment for default in paying fine, Harischandra Udyavara, public prosecutor, said. T D Nagaraj, then PI, Mangaluru East PS filed the charge sheet.