Kerala court gives double life term to man in snake bite murder case - Hindustan TimesSource: Hindustan Times
A court in Kerala's Kollam on Wednesday gave double life term to the man who was found guilty of killing his wife using a cobra. Though the court had called it one of the rarest of the rare cases, it spared the death sentence considering the age of the husband, P Sooraj. The court said it will give a wrong message to people with such criminal minds.The 32-year-old has to undergo all sentences separately, the court said, adding that life sentence will start only after 17 years, which means he has to spend rest of his life in jail.The court had on Monday convicted Sooraj of murder for letting loose a cobra on his wife while she was sleeping, and forcing it to bite her. The prosecution had sought capital punishment for him.