Man, mother sentenced to life in dowry case

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 13:16

Madurai: A man and his mother were on Tuesday
sentenced to life imprisonment by a women`s court here for
burning to death his 19-year-old wife for dowry two years
back.

They were arrested on February 9, 2009 based on the woman`s
dying declaration, police said.

Judge R Tharani sentenced both of them to life and an
additional two years for dowry harassment. They were also
slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 each.

The prosecution case was that Balamurugan (25) and his
mother had constantly harassed his wife for dowry after their
marriage in 2008.Though the woman had gone back to her parents
house several times, her mother had prevailed on her to return.

On February 9 2009, the woman`s mother got information that her
daughter had set herself ablaze. She filed a complaint,
following which they were arrested the same day, police said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 13:16

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