Appeal to be filed against Vidya case verdict

The convicts in the Sivaloganathan Vidya rape and murder case will file an appeal within 14 days, according to their lawyer.

Lawyer Mahinda Jayawardena was speaking to the media after the three-member trial-at-bar found the seven accused guilty and sentenced them to death.

He said the crime had been committed by someone else.


He also accused the media of not doing its duty property in reporting the incident.

Before the court delivered its verdict, the accused pleaded not guilty.

However, high court judge Manickawasagar Ilancheliyan said Vidya had been the victim of a crime planned along with criminal gangs.

One of the accused, Swiss Kumar, had had a plan with a foreign mafia to video a sexual abuse of a girl, said the judge.