Vidya murder case: Death sentence imposed on Swiss Kumar, seven others

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Jaffna High Court imposed the death sentence on Mahalingam Shashikumar, alias ‘Swiss Kumar’ and seven others for the gang rape and murder of Sivaloganathan Vidya, a short while ago.

Hearing in the case began on June 28 and concluded on September 13.

The nine accused in the case are Poobalasingham Indrakumar alias Sinnappa, Poobalasingham Jeyakumar alias Ravi, Poobalasingham Navakumar alias Sendil, Mahalingam Shashidaren alias Shashi, Pillainandan Chandrakasan alias Chandra, Shivaderan Kushange alias Periyathamby, Palani Rubasingham Kuganathan alias Nishanthan Jeyadaran Kokilan alias Kanna, and Mahalingam Shashikumar alias Swiss Kumar.

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