Woman from Bihar gets life sentence for killing husband
Last Updated: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 21:12
New Delhi: A woman from Bihar was on Thursday awarded rigorous life imprisonment by a Delhi court for killing her husband as she did not approve of his abusive nature and alleged illicit relationships with other women.

Additional Sessions Judge S K Sarvaria termed the offence of killing by a sharp-edged weapon as "brutal" but said it did not fall under the rarest of rare case category warranting death sentence.

"Although it is proved that the offence was brutal as the victim husband was given blows on his neck...but then in every such case, brutality is involved and it in itself does not bring the case in the category of the rarest of rare case," the court said.

Considering the poor financial background of convict Indu Devi, a resident of Gopalgunj in Bihar, the court did not impose any fine on her.

The convict alongwith her husband, a TV mechanic, and their 3-year-old daughter was living in a rented premise at Mehrauli area in south Delhi.

The convict, who had a love marriage with the victim, was deserted by her parents and was peeved by the abusive nature of her husband. They used to quarrel over the victim's alleged extra-martial affairs, the prosecution said.

The woman, who initially did not co-operate in the investigation, later broke down during the probe and confessed her guilt. The weapon of offence was recovered at her instance.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 21:12

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