Death for wife’s murder

26 May 2010 12:45 pm - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Hiran Priyankara Jayasingha

The Puttalam High Court sentenced a man to death by hanging this evening for the murder of his wife. In the absence of the death sentence the man will serve life in jail.

High Court Judge Arfa Thasim sentenced Segu Mohideen to death following the hearing this evening, for murdering his wife in 2007 by stabbing her with a knife.

The evidence against the man was given by his daughter who witnessed the incident at the time and lodged a complaint with the Puttalam police.

In delivering the judgment, the High Court judge, as is tradition when giving the death sentence, switched off the lights in the Court, delivered the judgment, broke the pen and then used for the judgment and then vacated her seat. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 19

  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 01:54 AM

    Your question is answered in the very first sentence of the news item as "In the absence of the death sentence the man will serve life in jail."

    Thursday, 27 May 2010 02:10 AM

    To serve life in the prison is the proper punishment.

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 01:50 PM

    yes....all people should take notice of this...apply the law strictly not only for the common man but for all...including politicians

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 01:52 PM

    He did it & went in...
    Who didn't do it stay out side.

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 01:57 PM

    Is it a cheap pen?

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 01:59 PM

    GREAT!!! Should have hanged him

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 03:57 PM

    i love this decission;;;;;;

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 04:16 PM

    Justice have prevailed. Well done !

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 04:26 PM

    But, one should not also forget that he could be pardoned if he has the right connections!

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 04:33 PM

    My deepest sympathies to the daughter. No child deserves such multiple tragedy - witness the mother's death, give evidence againgst a parent, and, thereby, lose the second parent as well. State's responsibility does not stop with punishing the father - the State has the responsibility to ensure the child gets the best of support that she deserves.

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 05:32 PM

    better implement islamic laws for a better sri lanka.
    a lankan

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 06:02 PM

    We should introduce death sentence. If not how are we going to punish war criminals….We can’t afford to let those guys be alive for the sake of human kind.

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 07:02 PM

    Poor daughter, losing both mother and father.

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 07:18 PM

    Judgment was delivered in just three years - this is pretty good, by Sri Lankan standards.

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 08:01 PM

    Who are we to decide what the punishment should be?

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 08:24 PM

    Now for the pertinent question: IS THERE A DEATH PENALTY, IN FORCE, IN OUR COUNTRY?

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 01:08 PM

    He should be stabbed to death as he did to his wife. He is not a human being.

    Thursday, 27 May 2010 12:49 AM

    Its better for the daughter to be without a father of this nature rather than to have such one.


    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 01:17 PM

    There Should be Death Sentence or else who knows weather the culprit may escape from Bail. this should be a lesson for all the criminals so we can see a better Sri Lanka in the future.

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