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.