In a rarest of uncommon case, the Kollam Additional Sessions Court Monday discovered Sooraj S Kumar (28) responsible of murdering his spouse Uthra by getting her bitten by a cobra. The accused was current in courtroom because the choose M Manoj learn out the responsible verdict. The quantum of punishment will likely be introduced on October 13.
The prosecution appealed to the courtroom to award the loss of life sentence to the accused because the crime was ‘diabolical, gruesome’ in nature.
The case dates again to May 7, 2020 when Uthra (25), mom of a one-year-old, was discovered lifeless as a consequence of a snakebite at her home in Anchal in Kerala’s Kollam district. The cobra that bit her and later present in the identical bed room was reported to have inflicted the chunk within the evening as Uthra, her husband Sooraj and their one-year-old youngster slept.
Though it was initially dismissed as a snakebite loss of life by the native police, the truth that Uthra had been bitten earlier by a viper on March 2, 2020 at her in-laws home that required her to be hospitalised, and a grievance of foul-play in her loss of life by her dad and mom pressured police higher-ups to launch an in depth investigation.
After an intensive investigation led by then Kollam Rural SP Harishanker, it was concluded by the officers that Sooraj, an worker of a non-public monetary establishment, had painstakingly plotted the homicide of his spouse Uthra by getting a snake to chunk her.
The police claimed that Sooraj bought each the viper and the cobra from a snake handler to kill his spouse and make it appear to be a pure snakebite. Though the try by getting the viper to chunk her in March 2020 failed as she was hospitalised in time, he managed to repeat the devious act with the cobra two months later. She was underneath remedy for over 50 days at a hospital following the primary snakebite.
According to the police model, the couple had a strained relationship and Uthra’s dad and mom alleged that she was frequently harassed by the in-laws over dowry. The Kollam Crime Branch, which led the probe, had filed a 1000-page chargesheet within the case, detailing how Sooraj carried out the homicide, utilizing scientific and circumstantial proof.