Three awarded life term in Sirsa dowry death case
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 19:49
  
Sirsa: A local court Thursday sentenced a couple and their son to life imprisonment for harassing their five-month pregnant daughter-in-law for dowry and driving her to commit suicide.

Additional Sessions Judge Neelima Shangla sentenced Amar Singh, his mother Manjeet Kaur alias Matto Bai and father Mangal Singh to life imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 50,000. In case of failure of payment of fine, the three will have to serve another three years rigorous imprisonment.

Kaushalya was married to accused Amar Singh on March 11, 2007. Her parents alleged that Kaushalya was harassed by her in-laws for dowry.

It was alleged that her in-laws had demanded cash and a motor-cycle, which her parents could not fulfil due to financial constraints.

Annoyed by the repeated harassment and thrashing by her in-laws, five-month pregnant Kaushalya allegedly set herself afire in 2009. She succumbed to burn injuries on November 1.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 19:49


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