Fast Track court confirms 5-year jail to former VC of Periyar University
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 13:35
Salem (TN): A fast track court here has upheld a trial court order sentencing former Vice Chancellor of Periyar University Sethupathy Ramalingam to five years of rigorous imprisonment in a case relating to alleged dowry harassment of his daughter-in-law.

The fourth Judicial Magistrate court here in June last had pronounced the judgement holding Ramalingam guilty of charges of harassment of his daughter-in-law Sangeetha.

Police had registered a case against Ramalingam and others in 2003 based on a complaint from Sangheetha that her husband, Rajavel Sethupathy, along with his parents, sister and brother-in-law, had demanded jewellery, car and cash as dowry. She had also alleged that Ramalingam misbehaved with her.

Ramalingam had moved the Fast Track Court-II challenging the trial court verdict. Fast Track court Judge Chandrasekaran yesterday confirmed the five years sentence.


First Published: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 13:35

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