Kozhikode: The Special Additional Sessions Court (Marad cases) at Eranhipalam on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to all the nine accused in the Shaheed Bava murder case.
The court also imposed a fine ranging between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 25,000 on nine accused and directed that an amount of Rs. 2 lakh obtained as penalty from the accused should be compensated to the victim’s father.
Writing the judgment on Wednesday, special judge S. Krishnakumar had found Abdurahiman, aka Cheriyappa (first accused); Abdul Kareem (third accused); Abdul Naser, aka Auto Naser (fourth); Fayas Aboobacker (fifth); Najid Hyder (sixth); Rashid Abdurahiman (eighth); Hijas Rahman, aka Katta (ninth); Muhammed Hamsheer, aka Pala Jamsheer (tenth); and Shahul Hameed (eleventh accused) guilty under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The court had also acquitted five of the accused, namely Muhammed Salim (second accused), Irshad Kuyyil (seventh), Jaffer aka Bichutta (twelfth), E. Ayoob (thirteenth) and K. Murshid (fourteenth accused) as the prosecution failed to prove the charges against them.
Another accused, A. Fayaz, who fled to Saudi Arabia after the incident, is still absconding.
Jossy Cherian, then Assistant Commissioner of Police (Control Room), Kozhikode city, led the probe.
The case relates to a group of people beating up Shaheed Bava, 27, with sticks, after tying his hands and legs to an electric post at night on November 9 for allegedly having an affair with a married woman at Kodiyathur.
He died of injuries in a private hospital in the city on November 13.