Mangaluru: Mohan Kumar, also known as ‘Cyanide Mohan,’ has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old beedi worker. The 6th Additional District and Sessions Court convicted him after finding guilty of the crime. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on Friday.
Mohan Kumar, a school teacher, is accused of luring and murdering 20 girls by administering them cyanide, hence the name Cyanide Mohan.
On Wednesday, the court convicted Mohan for offences under IPC Sections 302 (murder), 376 (rape), 328 (administering poison) and 392 (robbery). Mohan is defending himself in the court without taking the service of any advocate.
Of the 20 cases, hearing in three murder cases of Anitha, Leelavathi and Sunanda were completed in 2013. A court had then convicted him.
The Wednesday's case was related to the murder of a 22-year-old girl from Pattemajalu of Puttur Taluk. Her body was found in a public toilet at the Madikeri bus stand on September 17, 2009.
The police stated in the chargesheet that Mohan had lured the girl and brought her to Madikeri on the pretext of taking her for an interview. He took her to a lodge in Madikeri and sexually assaulted her. He then gave her a pill, saying it was to prevent pregnancy. The girl consumed it in the public toilet and died.