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)