Tension prevailed at a Kerala court on Friday afternoon, while the court was pronouncing its verdict in a rape case.
The additional district and sessions judge of the Kalpetta court in Wayanad district sentenced 55-year-old Arumughan to 25 years of imprisonment for raping a minor three years ago.
After judge SH Panchapakesan pronounced the verdict, Arumughan made no effort at concealing his displeasure. He took off his footwear and proceeded to hurl it at the judge.
Along with 25 years of imprisonment, the court had also asked him to pay a fine of Rs 2 lakh. Arumughan was found guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl in 2014.
The judge, who sustained a minor injury to his arm following the attack, was given first-aid at the Kalpetta general hospital.
According to reports, the police then registered a separate case against Arumughan under IPC Sections 228 (intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person).