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Judges set date for sentencing in Vithiya case

The sentencing in the case of the rape and murder of Punguduthivu schoolgirl Vithiya will take place on September 27th.

The panel of judges made the annoucement after hearing the defence's summary on Wednesday.

The trial-at-bar for the case has been taking place since May at the Jaffna High Court, with Vavuniya High Court judge Balasingam Sasi Mahenthiran leading alongside Jaffna High Court judge Manikkavasagam Ilancheliyan and Trincomalee High Court judge Annalingam Premashankar.