Woman, son get life term for dowry death

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ambala
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2015 19:49 IST

Additional sessions judge Deepak Aggarwal on Thursday awarded life term to a women and her son for allegedly killing her daughter-in-law over dowry, and imposed Rs 20,000 fine on each of them.

The convicts have been identified as Krishna and her son Deepak, while Krishna's daughter, Shalu, was acquitted due to the lack of evidence.According to the prosecution, the deceased, Renu, was married to Deepak, a Barara resident, in 2011. On February 1, 2014, she was found hanging with the ceiling fan at her in-laws house under mysterious circumstances.

On the complaint of deceased's father, Surinder, a case was registered against Deepak, Krishna and Shalu under section 304B (dowry death) of Indian Penal Code.
The victim's father had alleged his daughter was tortured by her in-laws for dowry, adding that at first she was strangulated to death and later tied with the ceiling fan. After the post-mortem, police had registered a case against the accused.

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