Wife's murder: Life term for solar scam accused Biju Radhakrishnan
Kollam: A local court on Friday sentenced solar scam accused Biju Radhakrishnan to life imprisonment for murdering his wife in 2006.
District Sessions Court Judge Ashok Menon also imposed a fine of Rs 2.10 lakh on Radhakrishnan, which the court wanted to utilise for the welfare of his children.
The court sentenced his mother to three years imprisonment under IPC section 498 (cruelty to women). Both of them were found guilty yesterday.
According to prosecution Radhakrishnan gave liquor to his wife Reshmi, and made her unconscious, and later strangulated her to death. She was found dead at her house in Kottarakkara on February 4, 2006.
Radhakrishnan, now in prison in connection with murder and solar scam cases, had cheated many people of lakhs of rupees along with Saritha S Nair after promising solar energy solutions.
The solar scam came into the limelight in June last year.