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Five year jail term for 85-yr-old woman for killing daughter-in-law

An 85-year old held guilty and sent to jail for five years for burning her daughter-in-law to death for dowry.   

Reported by: PTI, Gaya [ Published on: June 11, 2018 19:39 IST ]
Patna local court imprisoned an 85-year-old woman for
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Patna local court imprisoned an 85-year-old woman for killing her daughter-in-law for dowry in 1997

A local court here today awarded five years imprisonment to an 85-year-old woman for killing her daughter-in-law for dowry in 1997. 

A fast track court (II) Judge Kameshwar Nath Rai held 85-year-old Shanti Devi guilty and sent her to jail for five years for burning her daughter-in-law to death for dowry. 

The court also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on the octogenarian lady. 

As per the FIR, one Nilam Kumar alias Baby was burnt to death for dowry by her husband, mother-in-law and brother-in-law on September 13, 1997 in Jogapur village under 

the Sherghati police station in Gaya district, the Prosecution Lawyer Aziz Ahmad Muneri said. 

The court, however, acquitted the deceased's brother-in-law K Prasad for want of evidence while the case of the husband Ajit Kumar Sinha has been separated as he has been 
absconding since the incident. 

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