Chennai, July 31
The Madras High Court on Friday put aside the conviction of former DMK MLA M Rajkumar, sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for rape and homicide of a 15 -year-old-girl.
Justice N Sathish Kumar acquitted Rajkumar and his co- accused Ok Jaishankar of all the costs levelled towards them.
“They are directed to be set at liberty forthwith except their custody is required in reference to another case, the decide stated.
The particular courtroom for MLAs and MPs had on December 28, 2018 convicted the duo for the rape and homicide and sentenced them to 10 years RI with fines of Rs 30,000 and Rs 12,000 respectively.
They had been charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and murdering the lady, a home assist in Rajkumar’s home, in 2012.
The CB-CID police registered a case and carried out a probe after it was transferred from the native police in Perambalur.
The particular courtroom had already acquitted 5 different suspects considered one of whom has since died.
The lady, daughter of a labourer couple from Kerala, joined Rajkumar’s family in June 2012 as a home assist.
She was introduced by brokers who promised her mother and father that she can be despatched to highschool.
However, a number of days after becoming a member of work, she known as her mother and father and reportedly instructed them she didn’t want to proceed.
On June 29, 2012, her father was knowledgeable that his daughter was unwell and that she was admitted to a non-public hospital.
The lady’s mother and father rushed to Perambalur and shifted her to a different hospital. She was moved to Government Medical College Hospital in Theni on July 4, the place she died two days later.
After her mother and father took the physique to Kerala, they discovered that she had been sexually assaulted.
They filed a grievance with the police in Kerala who initiated a second autopsy there and intimated their counterparts in Perambalur. PTI