The court of additional district and sessions Judge Neelam Arora on Thursday, awarded life imprisonment to one Kamaljeet Kumar in a dowry death case.
As per the information, Kamaljeet Kumar, a resident of village Khamachon near Banga town, was booked by Nawanshahr Sadar police for setting his wife Paramjit Kaur on fire after pouring kerosene on her on January 5, 2014, after she refused to bring money from her father.
In her statement, she alleged that her husband used to assault her daily and was harassing her by demanding money.
When she refused to get money from her parents, he allegedly poured oil on her body and set her on fire, after which her neighbours took her to the hospital for treatment. She was later shifted to PGI Hospital in Chandigarh and died on January 25, 2014.
Initially a case was registered under sections 307 and 498A of the Indian Penal Code at Sadar Police Station Nawanshahr but after the death of the victim the charges were changed to 304-B (dowry related deaths) of IPC.