A. Asokan

A. Asokan, former DMK MLA from Tiruvaru, has been sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) in an attempt to murder case of his second wife, Hema, four years ago at his house in Pattinampakkam, Chennai.

In December 2015, Hema had gone to Kotturpuram to help victims of the Chennai floods. She was accompanied by a man named Sathish, who worked with Mr Asokan. 

When they returned at night, Mr.Asokan had a verbal argument with his wife Hema. Following this, he then asked her to leave the house.  

When she didn’t leave, Mr Asokan took his pistol and fired twice, according to the Special Public Prosecutor, Gayathri Rajendran.

Hema ran out of the house with her daughter and filed a complaint with the Pattinapakkam police. Asokan was charged under sections 509 (outraging the modesty of a woman) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code and also with applicable provisions of the Arms Act.

J Shanthi, the special court judge who was hearing the case on Friday convicted Asokan and sentenced him to three years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) and imposed a fine of Rs 11,000.

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