Lankan gets death sen­tence:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL | WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP -

A Sri Lankan man based in Switzer­land was sen­tenced to death Wed­nes­day with six oth­ers for the gang rape and murder of a teenage girl in a case that sparked huge protests.

Mahalingam Shashiku­mar, a Swiss per­ma­nent res­i­dent, was also found guilty of lead­ing a gang to abduct the 17-year-old school­girl and film­ing her gang rape in Jaffna dis­trict in May 2015.

A three-judge bench sen­tenced Shashiku­mar and his six ac­com­plices to death and or­dered them to pay seven mil­lion ru­pees ($46,000) as com­pen­sa­tion to the fam­ily of the vic­tim.

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