Madurai (Agencies): Madras High Court Bench decreased the life imprisonment of a man to five years. He was jailed for killing a woman when she tried to prevent her husband being attacked.

The Bench maintained that the accused had no intention to murder her.

A bench comprising Justice Chitra Venkataraman and Justice Suthanthiram passed the order on a petition by Palanichamy challenging the December 4, 2009 judgement of Karur District sessions court convicting him of murder and awarding life sentence.

The woman sustained fatal injuries when she was pushed down by Palanichamy during a quarrel between him and her husband over some money transaction at Subramaniapuram in Karur district in 2009.