Vismaya Case: Husband Kiran Kumar found guilty; quantum of punishment to be announced tomorrow


Kiran Kumar, Vismaya

Kollam: In a sensational dowry death case of Vismaya, Kiran Kumar, her husband, was found guilty by the Kollam district court.

He was found guilty under sections 304B, 498A and 306 of dowry-related death. His bail was also cancelled by the court. His sentence will be pronounced on Tuesday.

Vismaya's father, Thrivikraman Pillai, was present at the court during the pronouncement of the verdict. The verdict was pronounced by Kollam District Additional Sessions Court judge KN Sujith.

The prosecution had accused Kiran Kumar of demanding dowry, physical assault, abetment to suicide, inflicting injuries and threatening.

Special public prosecutor G Mohanraj appeared for the prosecution, while Prathapa Chandran Pillai appeared for the accused.

The verdict was declared in the suicide and domestic violence case that shook Kerala after a 4 months-long trial.

The case noted that Vismaya’s suicide was urged by the physical and mental tortures that she sustained from her husband’s house.

It has been pointed out that Vismaya’s husband Kiran Kumar was unsatisfied with the car he received as dowry and assaulted Vismaya for not receiving the promised amount of dowry in the form of gold.

Kiran Kumar had married Vismaya, a BAMS student, on May 30, 2020. She was found hanging in the bathroom of her husband's house at Sasthamkotta in the Kollam district. The prosecution had accused Kiran Kumar of demanding dowry, physical assault, abetment to suicide, inflicting injuries and threatening. The prosecution submitted 12 pieces of evidence, heard the statements of 41 witnesses and noted 118 documents concerning the case.

During the trial, the suspect’s father Sadhasivan Pillai, mother Bindhu Kumari, sister Keerthi, her husband Mukesh M Nair and a relative Anilkumar did a volte-face.

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