BSP ex-MP, wife jailed in dowry death case of daughter-in-law
Former Bahujan Samaj Party MP Narendra Kashyap and his wife Devindri Devi were jailed for three and a half years each in the dowry death case of their daughter-in-law Himani Kashyap.india Updated: Jan 27, 2018 21:33 IST
Convicted former Bahujan Samaj Party MP Narendra Kashyap and his wife Devendri Devi were awarded simple imprisonment of three and a half years each in the dowry death case of their daughter-in-law Himani Kashyap in 2016.
Additional district judge Shashi Bhushan Pandey pronounced the sentence along with a fine of Rs 10,000 each.
The court ordered another three-month simple imprisonment in case the penalty was not paid.
Defence lawyer Ram Autar Gupta urged for minimum punishment since the former member of Parliament was a lawyer and said his conduct was good. However, the court disagreed and jailed the former Rajya Sabha member.
The defence had also asked for three-year jail for Kashyap’s wife on medical grounds but the court rejected the plea.
On January 24, the court had held Kashyap, his wife, and their son guilty in the case.
On January 25, the judge had awarded seven-year imprisonment to Sagar Kashyap, the former MP’s son and husband of deceased Himani, and fined him Rs 50,000.
Narendra Kashyap and his wife were sent to judicial custody at that time.
A case was registered against Kashyap and his family members for killing Himani, 29, after her uncle Om Prakash alleged that she was shot dead for not bringing enough dowry.
The Kashyap family was allegedly demanding an SUV since the wedding.
Om Prakash named Kashyap, his wife Devendri Devi, son Sagar, younger son Siddharth, and sister-in-laws Sarita and Shobha as accused.
Himani was found dead with a gunshot injury in the bathroom of her home in Sector 23 in Sanjay Nagar in Ghaziabad.
Himani was the daughter of Hira Lal Kashyap, a former minister in the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh. She was the mother of a year-old son.
A pistol licensed in her husband’s name was found alongside her body. The family rushed her to a hospital where she was declared dead.