Man gets life imprisonment for killing wife

September 24th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A city court Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to a man, who killed his wife last year.Relying on the testimony of their 20-year-old daughter, Additional Sessions Judge Babu Lal also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on convict Balbir Singh, 43, after holding him guilty under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Singh was apprehended Jan 19 last year after a complaint was lodged with Nabi Karim police station by the daughter that he had stabbed her mother to death.

During her deposition before the court, the girl stated that her father was a tippler and used to suspect the character of her mother, which caused frequent quarrels between them.

On the fateful day, her father, she said, took out a dagger and stabbed her mother Santosh, resulting in her death.

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