Thiruvananthapuram: The shocking Attingal double-murder case which was termed as ‘rarest of the rare’ by a sessions court reached its logical culmination on Monday. The Thiruvananthapuram Principal Sessions court gave a death penalty to Nino Mathew, the first accused in the case.
His partner-in-crime, Anushanthi was sentenced to double life imprisonment.
After the court’s verdict on Monday, both the convicts claimed to be innocent. Anushanthi said that she was ready to serve any kind of punishment but would not accept the charge of being the killer of her own child.
Both the accused, Anushanthi and Nino Mathew were software engineers who worked with an IT company in Technopark. They were found guilty by the principal sessions judge V Shersy of killing Anushanti’s four-year-old daughter and mother-in-law and attempting to murder her husband on April 16, 2014.
The court termed Anushanti as an ‘insult to motherhood’ and said Nino was cruel in committing the murder of a girl who was younger than his own child. Both the accused were fined Rs 50 lakh.