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Man gets life sentence for burning wife

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 13:19

Bangalore: A fast track court has
sentenced a man to life imprisonment after holding him guilty
of burning his wife to death in January last year.

The 17th Fast Track Court Judge S K Vantigodi passed the
orders yesterday, awarding life term to Dharnraj. The court
also slapped him with a fine of Rs 5,000.

According to prosecution, Dhanraj, suspecting fidelity of
his wife he was married to for 12 years, picked up a quarrel
with her on January 10, 2010, doused her with kerosene and set
her ablaze.

The woman, in her dying declaration to police narrated the
entire sequence of events.

Public Prosecutor Ganapathy Prasanna had argued on behalf
of the government.


First Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 13:19

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