Court says Kevin was a victim of 'honour killing'

In a major development, an additional Sessions Court in Kottayam has agreed to consider the murder of Dalit Christian youth Kevin P. Joseph as an incident of ‘honour killing’, making it the first such case reported in Kerala.

Pronouncing its order on a petition moved by Special Prosecutor C.S Ajayan, Additional Sessions Judge K.G Sanal Kumar  directed to fast track the trial.

The court had completed a hearing on the petition last week.

The case will be heard on a day-to-day basis and the proceedings must be completed within a period of six months after taking cognisance.