The Mavelikkara Additional District Session Court-I on Tuesday awarded the death penalty to 15 accused involved in the 2021 murder case of BJP leader Ranjith Sreenivasan. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced later by the court.
All 15 accused are associated with the now-banned Popular Front of India (PFI).
Earlier on January 20, the court found that out of the 15 people accused in the case, eight people (accused 1-accused 8) were directly involved in the case. The court found four others (accused 9-accused 12) guilty of murder because they, along with those directly involved in the crime, came to the spot armed with deadly weapons.
Three accused who were conspirators have also been found guilty of criminal conspiracy and murder.