HC upholds death sentence for Govindachamy
Over five years after the brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman, who was pushed out of a moving train, Kerala High Court today upheld the death sentence awarded by a Fast Track Court to Govindachamy, saying his conduct and behaviour was "repulsive to the collective conscience of society".
The victim employed at a shopping mall here was on her way home in neighbouring Thrissur district on Feb 1, 2008 night when the incident occurred. She had taken the Ernakulam-Shornur passenger train after her work.
Soumya, who battled for her life for six days, succumbed to injuries on February 6.
While some passengers in an adjoining compartment had heard her cries, none had come forward to help her.