Man gets life imprisonment for killing wife

July 9th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A court here Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to a man for killing his wife in 2002 after a prolonged strained relationship. Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Kumar sentenced Shakeel after finding him guilty of murdering Bilkis and also fined him Rs.1,000.

The case dates back to April 14, 2002 when Shakeel, after a heated argument with his wife at their Sangam Vihar house in south Delhi, killed her, locked the house and left the place.

On April 16, the house owner complained to the police about stinking smell from inside the house.

When the door was forced open, the police found the body of Bilkis wrapped in a cloth. Shakeel was arrested from Moradabad the same day.

Judge Vinod Kumar said it was up to Shakeel to explain how Bilkis died. “This non-explanation is an additional reason which convinced me that Bilkis was murdered and that too by the accused,” he said.

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