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Uthra homicide case: Kerala courtroom finds man responsible of killing spouse utilizing cobra

In a rarest of uncommon case, the Kollam Extra Periods Court docket Monday discovered Sooraj S Kumar (28) responsible of murdering his spouse Uthra by getting her bitten by a cobra. The accused was current in courtroom because the decide M Manoj learn out the responsible verdict. The quantum of punishment shall be introduced on October 13.
The prosecution appealed to the courtroom to award the demise sentence to the accused because the crime was ‘diabolical, grotesque’ in nature.
The case dates again to Might 7, 2020 when Uthra (25), mom of a one-year-old, was discovered useless as a result of a snakebite at her house in Anchal in Kerala’s Kollam district. The cobra that bit her and later present in the identical bed room was reported to have inflicted the chew within the night time as Uthra, her husband Sooraj and their one-year-old youngster slept.

Although it was initially dismissed as a snakebite demise by the native police, the truth that Uthra had been bitten earlier by a viper on March 2, 2020 at her in-laws house that required her to be hospitalised, and a grievance of foul-play in her demise by her mother and father compelled police higher-ups to launch an in depth investigation.
After an intensive investigation led by then Kollam Rural SP Harishanker, it was concluded by the officers that Sooraj, an worker of a personal monetary establishment, had painstakingly plotted the homicide of his spouse Uthra by getting a snake to chew her.
The police claimed that Sooraj bought each the viper and the cobra from a snake handler to kill his spouse and make it appear to be a pure snakebite. Although the try by getting the viper to chew her in March 2020 failed as she was hospitalised in time, he managed to repeat the devious act with the cobra two months later. She was beneath remedy for over 50 days at a hospital following the primary snakebite.

Based on the police model, the couple had a strained relationship and Uthra’s mother and father alleged that she was often harassed by the in-laws over dowry. The Kollam Crime Department, which led the probe, had filed a 1000-page chargesheet within the case, detailing how Sooraj carried out the homicide, utilizing scientific and circumstantial proof.

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