Kottayam (Ker), Mar 21 (PTI) A migrant labourer from Uttar Pradesh was today awarded death sentence by a court here for killing three members of a family at Parapuzha in the district in 2015.Also Read - UPTET Paper Leak: 29 Arrested So Far; CM Yogi Adityanath Says Will Invoke NSA Against Culprits

Principal Sessions Judge S Santha Kumari awarded the sentence to Narendra Kumar (30), a native of Ferozabad in Uttar Pradesh. Also Read - Prayagraj Dalit Family Murder Case: Opposition Mounts Attack on Yogi Govt; 8 Accused Arrested, 2 Cops Suspended | Key Points

The judge also imposed a double life sentence, along with seven years of imprisonment, on the accused and described the case as a “rarest of rare” one. Also Read - Bihar, Jharkhand, UP Poorest States In India: NITI Aayog's Poverty Index

All the sentences will run concurrently.

The sentence was a “warning” to those migrant workers who indulged in crime, the court said and ordered a compensation of Rs three lakh to the relatives of the deceased.

The prosecution case was that the accused had murdered an elderly couple — Lazer (71) and Prasannakumari (62) — and their son Praveen Lal (28) on May 16, 2015.

Kumar, who worked in a laundry, committed the murders and decamped with gold ornaments and cash to repay his debts, it was alleged.

The court had found him guilty under sections 302, 397, 457 and 380 of the IPC.

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