Kochi: Rasheed, a native of Meenangadi in Wayanad, convicted of hacking to death a 39-year-old woman at her home in broad daylight in Pachalam in Kochi, has been sentenced to capital punishment by Ernakulam Principal Sessions court, Thursday.Bindu, wife of K P Ramakrishnan, an interior architect, was murdered by Rasheed in her house while he was attempting to rob the woman of her ornaments.
The third floor of the three-stroried building was usually rented out and Rasheed got into the house pretending to be a prospective renter. He went upstairs in the pretext of inspecting rooms and then suddenly started seizing the jewellery worn by Bindu, who had accompanied him to the show the rooms.
When he failed in his attempt after stumbling down on the floor, Rasheed attacked the woman brutally with a hatchet he had furtively carried with him. Police had recovered Bindu’s ornaments from Rasheed later.