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Kerala News Updates: Aluva rape and murder case verdict: Prime witness Thajudheen distributes sweets to people

Kerala News Highlights: Aluva rape and murder case verdict: Prime witness Thajudheen distributes sweets to people

Kerala News live 14 November 2023 major highlights developments anr
First Published Nov 14, 2023, 8:16 AM IST

4.05 PM: Aluva murder case convict Ashfaq Alam sent to Viyyur Central Jail

3:56 PM: Rahul Mamkoottathil elected as State President of Kerala Youth Congress

The Youth Congress organization has declared the election results, revealing Rahul Mamkootathil as the newly elected State President by securing 2,21,986 votes. The official announcement will be made after the interview. Rahul responded to Asianet News in Mangkoot that he would lead the organization more efficiently and unitedly. He has been serving as the state general secretary of the Youth Congress.

3:27 PM: Bus owners withdraw from indefinite bus strike

The private bus owners withdrew from the indefinite bus strike on Tuesday. The decision was taken after a discussion with Transport Minister Antony Raju. In the discussion, the Minister assured that the cancellation of the permit of 149 buses which were operating in a length of 140 km would be reconsidered. At the same time, there is no change in the decision to require seat belts and cameras

3:16 PM: Aluva rape and murder: Parents of the child thanks for all who stood by them

The parents of the victim of the Aluva rape and murder case thanked everyone who stood by them to get justice for their daughter. 

2:43 PM: School teacher dies in car accident in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram: A teacher who was traveling with her daughter on a scooter was hit by a car and died on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Abhirami, a teacher at Loyola School. The incident took place at Kallikal Thevankodu in Thiruvananthapuram. 

2:29 PM: Old man dies in accident in Mavelikkara

An old man died after being hit by a jeep in Mavelikkara. The deceased has been identified as Patros (73). The incident took place in front of Marthoma Church on Mavelikkara-Pandalam Road. He was rushed to Mavelikkare district hospital; however, his life could not be saved.

2:15 PM: Kerala High court orders CBI probe into Titanium scam case

The High Court has ordered a CBI investigation into the titanium scam following a petition by former employee Jayan. Allegedly, during the Oommen Chandy government, corruption amounting to approximately 120 crore rupees transpired. This order reflects the court's commitment to addressing the allegations and ensuring a thorough examination of the purported financial irregularities during that period.

1.45 PM: Aluva rape and murder case verdict: Prime witness Thajudheen distributes sweets to people

The prime witness in the Aluva rape and murder case, Thajudheen, a porter, distributed sweets to the people in the market following the court's verdict on the convict. "The accused got the death penalty as we locals wanted. Very happy. I want to thank the Kerala Police. In 100 days he was proven guilty. He was punished. This should be a lesson for everyone, not just to migrant workers," he said. 

1.00 PM: Aluva rape and murder case verdict: Judge puts pen aside after delivering death penalty

The judge put aside the pen after signing the death sentence sentence to Ashfaq Alam, the convict in the Aluva rape and murder case of a five-year-old girl. After signing the order, the pen was taken away from the courtroom. The pen used to sign the death warrant is no longer used. Some judges used to break the pen's nib in the courtroom itself. Today the court does not consider other cases. 

12.06 PM:  Court verdict on Children's Day, a strong warning to offenders: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said, " The Ernakulam POCSO court has awarded the death penalty to a criminal who killed a five-year-old girl in Aluva. This judgment on Children's Day is also a strong warning to those who abuse children. That child was the victim of the most heinous cruelty that shocked the conscience of the society. The systems concerned worked most efficiently to catch the culprit and brought him before the justice."

12.00 PM: Aluva rape and murder case convict Ashfaq Alam awarded death penalty

he Ernakulam POCSO court on Tuesday (Nov 14) sentenced the accused in the rape and murder of a five-year-old in Aluva, Ashfaq Alam, to capital punishment. The death penalty is as per IPC Section 302. The court also noted that the accused does not deserve any mercy. The quantum of the sentence was pronounced by Judge K Soman. 

Read More: BREAKING: Aluva rape and murder case convict Ashfaq Alam to hang

11:30 AM: Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala accuses CPIM of denying permission to hold Palestine solidarity rally at Kozhikode beach

The district collector of Kozhikode, Snehil Kumar Singh has denied the permission to organise a Palestine rally at Kozhikode beach on November 23.  Ramesh Chennithala, senior leader of Kerala Congress, said that the denial of permission for the Palestine rally held by DCC in Kozhikode was a political game by the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

10:19 AM: Aluva rape and murder case: Parents lit up the child's grave with candles and flowers before verdict

10:12 AM: Aluva rape and murder case: Accused Ashfaq Alam brought to Ernakulam POCSO court

9:58 AM: Cyclonic circulation formed over Bay of Bengal

The low pressure formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The heavy rain is likely to continue in isolated places in the state. A yellow alert continues today in Ernakulam, Idukki and Malappuram districts.

9:29 AM: Youth stabbed to death; one held

Joshi Mathew (36), a native of Arangam Vattakkayam, was killed. His friend, Jayesh, a native of Alakkode, is in custody. A verbal dispute during drinking led to the murder.

9:14 AM: Wild elephant attacks man in Nilambur

A man was attacked by a wild elephant in the Mampad forest in Nilambur. The victim, Rajan, was attacked. The attack occurred around 3:30 p.m. Rajan was admitted to the Kozhikode Medical College for treatment.

8:44 AM: Student brutally beaten up by seniors in Chathamangalam Arts College

A first-year fashion design student, Mohammad Rishan, was subjected to a brutal beating during a raging incident at Chathamangalam MES Arts and Science College. As a result of the assault, Rishan sustained injuries that led to his admission to Kozhikode Medical College.

8.30 AM: Kerala likely to receive moderate rainfall today; Yellow alert in 3 districts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD)  has predicted that a new low pressure will form in the southeast Bay of Bengal today. The cyclonic circulation will intensify into a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal today but will take about two days to become an extremely low pressure. According to the latest forecast given by the Meteorological Department, an extreme low pressure will form in the Central Bay of Bengal on Thursday, November 16. After that, there is a chance of heavy rain. However, today yellow alert has been announced in 3 districts in the state. Ernakulam, Idukki and Malappuram districts are expected to experience more rain today.

8.24 am: Aluva rape and murder case: Family demands death penalty for the accused Ashfaq Alam

The parents of the five-year-old girl told Asianet News that Asfaq Alam should be given the death penalty. Both of them said that he is a monster in human form and that no other child should suffer such a fate. The boy's father said the accused should be given the death penalty and wanted nothing less. He who killed their child also has no right to live. If he comes out he will repeat the same.

8.16 AM: Aluva rape and murder case: Quantum of punishment to be pronounced today

The Ernakulam POCSO court will pronounce the quantum of sentence in n the case pertaining to the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a five-year-old child in Aluva today. The prosecution had requested that Ashfaq Alam, 28, be given the death penalty and that the case be regarded as one of the rarest of the rare. 

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