Kozhikode: The Special Additional District Sessions Court at Eranhipalam today awarded life imprisonment to all the nine accused in the Shaheed Bava murder case.
The court imposed a fine 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.
Shaheed Bava, from Cheruvadi, Kozhikode was grievously assaulted by an angry mob near Kodiyathur village in 2011 for having an ‘illicit relationship’ with a married woman. According to police, Bava used to allegedly visit a house occupied by women members, late at night. He was apparently warned by the men folk in the neighbourhood to stay away. He was tied to an electric post and beaten up, when he was found at a woman’s house.
He died of injuries in a private hospital in the city on November 13.