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Five-year jail to woman for abetting suicide by husband

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Fatehgarh Sahib, November 29, 2013
First Published: 19:41 IST(29/11/2013) | Last Updated: 19:48 IST(29/11/2013)

The court of additional sessions judge here on Friday sentenced to five years in jail a woman Meenakshi Arora for abetting her husband Vikas Kaplish to commit suicide in 2010.

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The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 on her and in default of payment of fine she was ordered to further undergo imprisonment for six months. The court acquitted four other members of her parents' family.

The case was registered against her and four others including her father Gurditta Mal, mother Raj Rani, sister Seenam and brother-in-law (sister's husband)  Naveen under section 306 of the IPC on the basis of a suicide note recovered by the police and the statement of the brother of the deceased Parvesh Kaplish February 22, 2010.

Meenakshi  Arora, originally a resident of a village in Muktsar district of Punjab, was now residing in Chandigarh'

Parvesh Kaplish had told the police that Vikas was a divorcee and married Meenakshi  without consent of his parents.

After marriage, they came to know that Meenakshi used to take drugs and often remained away from home for several days.

He had alleged Meenakshi and her parents started to harass Vikas so he had taken the extreme step of ending his life.

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