A sister-in-law who was the main perpetrator in a dowry death was punished with life imprisonment, and the husband and mother-in-law were given seven-months imprisonment.
Woman gets life term for killing sister-in-law
10 Jan 2009
CHANDIGARH: Additional district and sessions judge SK Aggarwal on Friday sentenced Kamlesh to life imprisonment after she was found guilty of killing her sister-in-law Vidyawati, 24, in 2006.
However, the victims husband Rakesh Kumar and mother-in-law Shyam Kali were awarded a seven-month imprisonment term.
The deceased was a resident of Sector 7 and was often harassed by her husband and in-laws for want of more dowry.
However, after she failed to meet their unending demands, Kamlesh in a fit of rage poured kerosene and set her ablaze on June 6, 2006. She sustained 80% burn injuries.
Later, in her dying declaration, the victim revealed the horrendous act committed by her in-laws.
A case under Sections 498A (dowry), 302 (murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy), IPC, was registered against the three accused.