Seventeen years after a Hindu man was murdered allegedly for marrying a Muslim, a CBI court here today found two persons guilty in the case but acquitted three others.
First accused Mohammed Iqbal alias Ikku and second accused Mohammed Hanifa alias Jackie Hanif were found guilty under various IPC sections including 302 (murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
The court will pronounce the quantum of punishment tomorrow.
The court cancelled the convicts' bail and sent them to Ernakulam sub-jail.
There were six accused in the case but one later turned approver.
Balakrishnan, who was in love with the Musli woman, had married her in June 2001.
His parents had alleged that Balakrishnan was stabbed to death by a gang hired by the woman's father Aboobacker Haji, fifth accused in the case.
He was stabbed by the accused who abducted him in a car and murdered him for marrying a Muslim woman, the parents alleged.
In their petition, the parents had alleged that the local police and the crime branch did not conduct proper investigation in the case.