Court pronounces death penalty to Jayesh in Shiradi double murder case

Court pronounces death penalty to Jayesh in Shiradi double murder case

Puttur: The accused in the 2008 twin murder case was given a death sentence by the district fifth additional sessions court here on August 12.

The accused Jayesh had killed Sowmya and her son Jishnu (3) on 2 August 2008. Jayesh is related to Sowmya’s husband Rohit. On August 2, when Rohit was returning home from work, Jayesh was present at Rohit’s house. When he saw Rohit, he said that he has some urgent work and immediately left from there. When Rohit went inside the house, he was shocked to see his wife Sowmya and son Jishnu in a pool of blood. Jayesh killed both Sowmya and Jishnu for gold and money.


After the crime, Jayesh went into hiding in Kerala where he later married a Muslim girl, converted to Islam and changed his name to Shakir alias Sahir.

In this connection, a case was filed against Jayesh in the Uppinangady police station.

In 2014, Jayesh was staying in Alapuram. There one day, when he had a fight with his wife, he climbed a coconut tree and refused to climb down. The Alapuram police after convincing him brought him down. Later when they interrogated him, it was learnt that Jayesh was the accused in the Puttur double murder case. The Kerala police then handed over Jayesh to the Uppinangady police for further investigations. The Uppinangady police arrested Jayesh on October 11 and remanded him to judicial custody.

Under section 450, 392 and 302, the 5th additional district court sentenced Jayesh to death. This is the second death sentence in the history of Puttur court.

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