07 February Tuesday

Kovalam Duo Gets Life Imprisonment For Murder Of Foreign Tourist

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Tuesday Dec 6, 2022

Thiruvanantahpruam : The two men found guilty of murdering French tourist in Kovalam have been sentenced to life in prison.  The quantum sentencing was handed by Thiruvananthapuram First Class Additional District Sessions Court.

The convicts have been found guilty of rape, murder, drug peddling and substance use.

The crime dates back to 14 March of 2018. On that day, posing to be tourist guide, the accused men conned the Latvian woman out of an Ayurveda resort in Pothencode, to go with them. They led her to a deserted mangrove stretch in Kovalam where they gave her drugs and raped her. The victim’s sister, who was also an inmate of the resort at the time,  lodged a missing complaint. The decomposed  body of the woman was found  under Mangrove bush after 36 days.