Sentenced to double life term

The Mahila Court here convicted and sentenced a youth to double life term for sexually abusing a one-and-a-half-year-old child and later murdering her.

According to prosecution, Udayakumar (27), of Ulimangalam near Thenkanikottai, an auto driver, was living with a woman, who was separated from her husband. The woman through her earlier marriage had a daughter. The incident took place on August 23, 2016. Police arrested Udayakumar and filed a case in the Mahila Court. Judge M. Anbuselvi, on Friday found Udayakumar guilty of the charge and sentenced him to a life term along with a fine of Rs. 20,000 for sexually abusing the baby and another life and a fine of Rs. 5,000 for murdering her. Both the sentences are to run concurrently.

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