Alapuzzha: A fast track court has sentenced a 22-year-old man to death for raping and killing a woman in Kayamkulam on October 24 last year.
Additional District and Sessions Court Judge A Badharudheen found Viswarajan guilty of committing the crimes and awarded the maximum punishment considering the case as rarest of the rare.
The 32-year-old woman, an employee in a shop in the town, was waylaid by the accused in a lonely place while she was returning home from work.
Though she was rushed to the hospital by the local people, she succumbed to injuries.
The case had created a sensation after the issue was taken up by several women outfits in the state.
Story first published:
May 31, 2012 15:12 IST