Kuwait reduces Tamil Nadu man Athimuthu’s death penalty as family raises ‘blood money’

by Gulf | 25-01-2019 | 428 views

A Tamil man who was facing the death penalty in Kuwait for murder had his sentence commuted to life imprisonment by the government after his family managed to raise the Rs. 30 lakh compensation, or ‘blood money’, to pay the victim’s family.

Athimuthu, who was on death row, hails from Thanjavar district of Tamil Nadu. According to a report, Athimuthu had been sentenced to death in Kuwait for killing a keralite, Abdul Wajid, in September 2013.

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