Daswant to face trial for killing his mother

Daswant is set to face trial soon at the mahila court in Chengalpattu for the murder of his mother Sarala.

After being convicted by the same court here in February for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, Daswant was charged in March with the murder of his mother.

Filing a chargesheet against him before the judicial magistrate’s court, Sriperumbudur, the Kundrathur police accused him of killing his mother, enraged over her refusal to give him money for personal expenses and for chiding him for murdering the girl.

Following the girl’s murder, the family shifted to Madhanandhapuram, near Kundrathur, and he stayed with his parents while on bail. Just before the commencement of trial, he murdered his mother and fled to Mumbai. After a long struggle, the police traced him on December 8 in Mumbai.

The case of the prosecution is that on December 3, Daswant took an iron hammer and hit his mother on the head. Sarala died on the spot, of injuries due to shock and haemorrhage. The accused knowingly and intentionally committed the offence of murder punishable under Section 302 of the IPC, the police charged.

Framing of charges

The chargesheet was forwarded to the mahila court for trial. Mahila court judge P. Velmurugan, after taking the file, completed framing of charges against Daswant.

C. Seethalalakshmi, Special Public Prosecutor, told
The Hindu
, “In this case, the prosecution cited 20 persons as witnesses. The court has completed the framing of charges against him last week. The matter was posted to July 18 to fix the date of trial.”

The court has completed the framing of charges against him last week

C. SeethalalakshmiSpecial Public Prosecutor

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