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Held for murder, homeless man pleads for life term

mumbai Updated: Oct 27, 2009 00:51 IST
HT Correspondent

Usually when a person is convicted and sentenced, he pleads leniency to the court.

But Narayanan Nair, a 31-year-old ragpicker, sentenced for seven years asked the court to increase his sentence to a life term.

The sessions court convicted Narayanan Nair on the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and sentenced him to seven years of rigorous imprisonment

However, Nair pleaded before the court that after his release from jail he will not be able to find a livelihood and begged the court to grant his life imprisonment so that he would get food everyday for the rest of his life.

Nair was arrested on the charges of killing Motababu Sappgullu in November last year.

The deceased’s brother, Ramchandra Sappgullu had filed a complaint with the RAK police after he found his brother’s body lying in a pool of blood in a godown in Sewri.

According to RAK police a watchman near the godown told Ramchandra that he had seen Nair and Motababu abusing and scuffling with each other.

Ramchandra, according to the police, caught Nair and brought him to the police station.

The police also said that Nair admitted that he had killed Motababu by hitting a concrete slab on his face.

However, during the trial, the prosecution could not prove the motive of the murder. Hence the court reduced the offence to culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

As soon as Nair heard the sentence, he pleaded with the court that will not be able to earn his livelihood once he is released from the jail after seven years.