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Woman convicted for abetting daughter-in-law’s suicide

The court of Additional Principal Sessions Judge P B Desai has convicted a 45-year-old woman for abetting the suicide of her 22-year-old daughter-in-law following a prolonged mental and physical harassment.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
February 26, 2009 1:58:38 am

The court of Additional Principal Sessions Judge P B Desai has convicted a 45-year-old woman for abetting the suicide of her 22-year-old daughter-in-law following a prolonged mental and physical harassment. The court has awarded the woman a sentence of five years’ rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs 5,000. In case of failing to pay the fine,the woman will have to undergo further three months of rigorous imprisonment.

The convict woman has been identified as Laxmi Khatik,a resident of Vinoba Bhave Nagar in Rakhial area of Ahmedabad. She is accused of subjecting her daughter-in-law,Sushila,to mental and physical torture,which drove the latter to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze in January last year. She had been married for three years.

Public Prosecutor N N Prajapati examined six witnesses in the case on the prosecution side. According to him,the then sub-inspector of Rakhial police station had lodged a complaint in the case after no one turned up to do so.

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