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Teenager gets 10-year jail for murdering live-in partner

The boy was 17 when he murdered his partner over suspicions of infidelity.

punjab Updated: Mar 24, 2018 12:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Murder,Juvenile,extra marital affair

A local court on Friday awarded 10 years in jail to a juvenile for murdering his 22-year-old live-in partner by strangling her in 2016. The court of additional district and sessions judge Poonam R Joshi also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the convict, who was sent to a juvenile home.

A labourer with a private printing press in Mohali, the boy was 17 when he murdered his partner over suspicions of infidelity.

As per the FIR, on the night of August 10, 2016, the Sector-31 police had received information of a suicide in Faidan village, where the victim was living with the juvenile in a room.

A police team reached the spot where the victim’s sister claimed that her sister had got married to the juvenile six months ago. She had also told the police that it was a love marriage and the accused had been quarrelling with her sister for the past many days and also threatening to kill her.

The victim’s sister said she and her younger brother had gone to see her when the accused came out of the room, saying she had hanged herself to death with a sari.

On the victim’s sister complaint, the cops initiated investigation.

During interrogation, the accused confessed to have strangled the woman with a piece of cloth, and was booked under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

However, during the trial, it emerged that the victim was in fact married to another man who also lived in Faidan village, but was illicitly living in with the juvenile. She even had a child with her husband.

(The story has been updated)

First Published: Mar 22, 2018 23:48 IST