Kochi: A sessions court on Tuesday sentenced eight
CPI-M workers to life in the case relating to the murder of
Congress Trade union-INTUC Idukki district secretary in
The sessions court judge D Pappachan also imposed a fine
of rs 25,000 each which will be given to the victim`s mother.
The court found them guilty of the murder of
Balasubramaniam alias Balu yesterday and reserved the
verdict for Tuesday.
Ten persons were accused in the case. While one died,
another was acquitted.
The prosecution case was that Balasubramaniam,who was also
a leader of the High Range Plantation employees Union, was
hacked to death by the accused while addressing a meeting at
Pattumala on October 20,2004.
The trial was shifted from Thodupuzha to Ernakulam
sessions court following a Kerala high court order on a
petition filed by Balasubramaniam`s mother.