Life term for killing husband upheld

New Delhi, July 31 The Delhi High Court Friday upheld the life sentence for a woman who had killed her husband in 1996 for marrying another girl.

Asra Bano had strangled her husband to death in July 1996 after she came to know that he had secretly married another girl.

According to the prosecution, Asra Bano had chopped off her husband Raju’s private parts after killing him. She had then gone to the chamber of a public prosecutor in the Delhi High Court and confessed her crime.

Relying on her confession made before the public prosecutor and testimony of witnesses, the trial court had convicted her in March 2001 and jailed her for life.

She approached the high court against the sentence. The high court, after going through all evidence, found no deficiencies in the trial court verdict.

“It is clear from the reading of these testimonies that there is no discrepancy in any of these statements,” a bench of Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Indermeet Kaur said, dismissing Asra Bano’s plea.

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