New Delhi: A local court has convicted serial killer ‘Cyanide’ Mohan, holding him guilty in the rape and murder of a young woman from Kasaragod in Kerala in 2009. Also Read - Bizarre! Kerala Photographer Taking Pics of ‘Dead Man’ Discovers That He is Actually Alive, Ends up Saving His Life
This is the 20th and last of the murder cases registered against the criminal, who has killed several women using cyanide after befriending and raping them. Also Read - Kerala Gold Smuggling Case: Congress-led UDF Mulls no Confidence Motion Against Left Govt
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Earlier, he had been awarded death sentence in five cases and life imprisonment in three cases. Two of the death penalties were later commuted to life imprisonment.
The prosecution case was that the 25-year-old victim, who was working as a cook in a ladies hostel in Kasaragod, got acquainted with Mohan in 2009.
He visited her house thrice and promised to marry her.
On July 8, 2009, the woman had left her house, saying she was going to a temple at Sullia.
Mohan took her to Bengaluru and when the family members called him about her, informed them that they had got married and would return home soon.
He had taken the woman to a lodge near the bus stand.
She had a physical relationship with him and before leaving the next day, was asked to leave her jewellery in the room.
They went to the bus stand where he gave her a cyanide laced tablet, making her believe that it is a contraceptive pill and left the place, the prosecution said.
The woman consumed the tablet and collapsed near the toilet of the bus stand.
She was rushed to a hospital by a constable, but was declared dead on arrival.