The Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court has upheld the capital punishment awarded to a man by the sessions court for causing a woman’s death by throwing acid on her.
The High Court on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by Yogendra Tomar against the verdict of additional sessions judge.
Assistant public prosecutor Ramniwas Tomar said that Yogendra threw acid on the woman, Ruby, on July 21, 2013 after forcing entry into her house in Morena town. Some acid also fell on her mother and brother, injuring them.
In her dying declaration, Ruby told the police that Yogendra wanted to have an intimate relationship with her and she had spurned him.
Yogendra, a married man, was allegedly involved in a murder earlier too, according to the prosecution.
On July 24 this year, additional sessions judge P C Gupta awarded death sentence to Yogendra. The division bench of Justices S K Gangale and Rohit Arya on Friday upheld the lower court’s verdict.