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Woman sentenced to life for killing husband

A Local Court,on Thursday,sentenced a woman to life imprisonment for killing her husband.

A local Court,on Thursday,sentenced a woman to life imprisonment for killing her husband. Maheshwari Devi (32),a resident of Badheri had strangulated her husband Govind Singh Rana (32),a waiter. The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Preeti Sahni sentenced her to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000.

The case dates back to September 2010,when Maheshwari murdered her husband at their house in Badheri village near Sector 39. She tried misleading the police by saying that her husband who was an alcoholic had committed suicide.

Later,two of her three children,a 12-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl had told the police in their statements that their mother had initially tried to murder their father by giving him poison,but later dropped the idea. The children had also told the police that their father often assaulted them and their mother in an inebriated condition.

After their mother was arrested the three children were sent to Snehalaya while the accused has been lodged in Burail Jail.