Indian Millionaire Guilty Of Murdering Guard


INDIA-CRIME-COURT
Muhammad Nisham faces the death penalty after driving at the security guard and beating him with an iron rod, a court heard.

A millionaire Indian businessman could be sentenced to death after being convicted of murder for ramming his car into a 50-year-old security guard.
Muhammad Nisham, 39, pursued the guard, known only as Chandrabose, because he was slow to open the gate to his apartment complex, the prosecution lawyer alleged during the trial in Kerala state.

The court heard Nisham drove after the guard after entering the complex and squeezed him against a wall before getting out and beating him with an iron rod.
Chandrabose was left with multiple injuries and later died in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.
"It was a short hearing and the court found the accused, Nisham, guilty of murder," prosecutor Udaya Bhanu said, adding: "We have argued for the maximum penalty – death."
The Supreme Court rejected Nisham's bail plea, declaring the case was an illustration of how "the rich have become entirely egocentric and megalomaniacs".
Nisham, who will be sentenced on Thursday, made his fortune from hand-rolled Indian cigarettes, and he also owns hotel and jewellery businesses in the Middle East.
He faces a separate charge for allowing his nine-year-old son to drive a Ferrari in 2013, which caused outrage after he uploaded video of the incident onto YouTube.

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