Madurai: Madras High Court bench here on Tuesday acquitted seven persons sentenced to life imprisonment by a lower court in a murder case holding that the complaint of the primary witness had not been marked by police.
Setting aside the conviction, Justice S Nagamuthu and Justice VS Ravi wondered why the complaint had not been marked by police and said the appellants were right in claiming that there was grave suspicion about the complaint.
The accused, according to prosecution, murdered one Rajiah on May 25,2005 at Alampatti near Andipatti in Theni district to avenge the murder of another person.
Principal district and Sessions court of Theni convicted and sentenced them to life imprisonment on Apr 21, 2015.
The judges said there were many contradictions in the evidence of the main witness and the second primary witness in the case.