Thiruvananthapuram: A sessions court here on Monday sentenced Nino Mathew to death and his illicit lover Anu Santhi to life imprisonment in the Attingal double murder case.
Mathew was given capital punishment for killing Santhi's daughter and mother-in-law. Santhi was spared the noose as, among other reasons, she was not present on the scene of the crime.
The court had last week found the duo guilty of criminal trespass, conspiracy, attempt to destroy evidence, murder, attempt to murder, theft, transmitting obscene material.
The prosecution examined 64 witnesses, produced 66 exhibits and 42 material objects during the trial.
Colleagues in a Technopark company, Nino and Anu had colluded and murdered three-year-old Swastika, and Omana at Alamcode near Attingal on April 16, 2014 as they wanted to continue their illicit relationship without any hindrance.
They had also attempted to murder Anu’s husband Lijeesh.