Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Anusha stalker gets life term
Feb 1, 2011
Rajahmundry, Jan. 31: Matta Rajesh, who murdered the parents of the girl he was stalking in 2009, was convicted to two life terms on Monday.
Infuriated that Ms Anusha had rejected his advances, Rajesh broke into their house on the night of September 17, 2009, and stabbed her in the neck. He then stabbed to death her parents, Narla Srinivasa Rao and Satyavathi, who tried to rescue their daughter. Apart from the two life sentences for the murder of Srinivas Rao and Satyavathi, Rajesh was also sentenced to two years for the attack on Anusha. The family court judge-cum-additional district judge, Mr R. Niranjan, said the sentences would run concurrently. The verdict came after the judge heard 28 witnesses.
Hearing the judgement, Ms Anusha broke down and said that Rajesh should have been given more severe punishment. “I and my sisters Prasanna and Nanidini are living in constant fear. We don’t know when we will be attacked by the supporters of Rajesh.” She said the prosecution would appeal to the HC for death penalty.
“I wish nobody suffers the agony I am undergoing . The punishment that he should be given should serve as deterrent to all others who intended to commit similar crimes,” she said. Given an opportunity to enter his plea before the verdict, Rajesh said he should be given less severe punishment in view of his young age.
Posted by Blogaholic at 2/01/2011 04:01:00 AM