Ramya murder case: Man on death row challenges sentence in AP HC

The judge said that the case is the rarest of the rare as defined by the Supreme Court and the person guilty of the murder is liable for maximum punishment

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 May 2022 3:17 AM GMT
Ramya murder case: Man on death row challenges sentence in AP HC

Vijayawada: Kunchala Sasi Krishna, the man convicted in Nallapu Ramya's murder case, has challenged the death penalty in the Andhra Pradesh High Court. Sasi Krishna killed third-year BTech student Ramya in broad daylight in Guntur on August 15, 2021. He was recently awarded capital punishment.

The fourth additional district judge examined 28 witnesses and convicted the accused. The judge said that the case is the rarest of the rare as defined by the Supreme Court and the person guilty of the murder is liable for maximum punishment. Police said that Sasi Krishna met Ramya on Instagram six months before the brutal murder. Ramya blocked him on Instagram after he started harassing her.

Upset by her rejection, Sasi Krishna, a school dropout, stabbed her indiscriminately, killing her on the spot. The murder was recorded on CCTV cameras. Though he fled the scene, police caught him within hours.

Police charged him under section 302, 354D, and relevant sections of the SC-ST Act. Special public prosecutor N Sharadamani argued the case before the fourth additional district judge and a special court for SC ST cases. Krishna contended that the prosecution failed to prove him guilty and the trial court erred in its judgment.

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