Mother, son sentenced to life in dowry death case

March 29th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday sentenced a man and his mother to life imprisonment for causing the death of his wife over dowry demands. Additional Sessions Judge D.K. Sharma sentenced Ashok Kumar and Kaushlaya Devi and also fined them Rs.4,000 each.

“Extreme form of cruelty was meted out to Bharti by her husband and in-laws,” the court said. The court, however, acquitted four other family members.

Bharti married Ashok Kumar in 2000 and was murdered two years later.

In a statement before the magistrate, she said her husband and mother-in-law set her on fire after pouring kerosene oil while she was cooking food.

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