Assam-native Ameer Ul Islam found guilty in the Jisha rape and murder case and sentenced to death by The Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court. The court observed it is the rarest of rare case and termed it a brutal murder.
The court had found Islam guilty under Sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder), 449 (trespassing into house) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of the IPC.
Comparing the case with the Nirbhaya case, the Prosecution had sought death penalty for convict.
Ameer ul-Islam, a migrant worker from Assam, claimed to be innocent and had no connection with Jisha’s murder. Though the defence counsel BA Aloor suggested re-investigation in the case by the central agency, the court rejected the plea.
Jisha was raped and murdered at her residence in Kuruppampadi, Perumbavoor on April 28, 2016. The 30-year-old Dalit law student, who was studying at Ernakulam’s Government Law College, was found with severe injuries, some inflicted even after she was killed.
Islam, who had left Perumbavoor soon after committing the crime, was arrested from Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu. A blood-stained black rubber footwear was found from a canal near the victim’s house which became a crucial evidence that led to the arrest of the 23-year-old migrant construction worker.