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Man sentenced to six years RI for injuries which led to his wife’s death

The incident dates back 9 March 2013, when Mohammed Abdul Alim poured boiling water on his wife, Noor Jahan. The victim was taken to Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital, where seven days later, she succumbed to her injuries. She had suffered 50% burns.

delhi Updated: Apr 29, 2019 09:25 IST
Namita Singh
Namita Singh
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The court in its judgment noted that police had failed to establish the woman was murdered and convicted the man only under sections of causing grievous injury. (Representative Image )

Last week, a Delhi court awarded six years rigorous imprisonment to a man, after it found him guilty of causing grievous injury to his wife.

The incident dates back 9 March 2013, when Mohammed Abdul Alim poured boiling water on his wife, Noor Jahan. The victim was taken to Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital, where seven days later, she succumbed to her injuries. She had suffered 50% burns.

According to the case papers, in her dying declaration, she accused her husband as “he had suspicion over her character”. The court in its judgment noted that police had failed to establish the woman was murdered and convicted the man only under sections of causing grievous injury.

“This shows the mental set-up of the convict. The kind of act committed by the convict does not call for any lenient view in his favour… Such kind of offender needs deterrent punishment,” said the additional sessions judge Suresh Kumar Gupta.

Noor Jahan and her husband Alim had been living in Delhi’s Govindpuri.

On the day of the incident, she was resting after returning from work while her husband was boiling water. “Her husband started tying chunni around her mouth. She asked the reason of doing so who told that he is just joking. She did not react,“ submitted the police as a part of her dying declaration. “Her husband then suddenly picked up the vessel and poured the hot water all over her body,” it said.

The court said, that the victim died of septicemia as a result of infected burns.

“There is nothing in the postmortem report to show that burns were sufficient in the ordinary course of nature to cause the death of the deceased,” said the judge.

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 04:38 IST