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No death penalty for Govindachamy, but what about these crucial evidence?

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Soumya murder case: 15 crucial evidence against Govindachamy Govindachamy

The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside death sentence to Govindachamy, convict in Soumya murder case. The Supreme Court acquitted Govindachamy of murder charges while upholding the conviction under section 376 IPC for rape.

What about these crucial evidence in the case

1. Soumya traveled on the Ernakulam-Shoranur passenger train on February 1, 2011 - the day she was attacked

2. Accounts from witnesses that claim they saw the prime accused Govindachamy in the compartment number 04895

3. Accounts from local residents who heard Soumya's screams

4. Material evidence collected from the crime scene including Soumya's hairpin and a button of Govindachamy's shirt

5. Witness statement claiming to have spotted Govindachamy in the area when the crime happened

6. Soumya's fingernail marks where found on Govindachamy's body. The nail marks found on her body were identified as Govindachamy's

Also read - Soumya murder: where's the evidence against Govindachamy, asks SC

7. Traces of semen found from Soumya's body

8. Traces of Govindachamy's body fluids found from the dress Soumya was wearing

9. Traces of semen found from Soumya's jacket and Govindachamy's shirt

10. The traces of skin cells and blood found from Soumya's fingernail found to be Govindachamy's.

11. The DNA test results of Govindachamy

12. The confession he made to Dr. Hitesh Shankar

13. The post-mortem report cites rape and assault as the cause of death

14. It was found that Soumya's mobile phone was in the possession of Govindachamy

15. The phone was found to have been used from Puthuppariyaram in Palakkad after the incident

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