Pauri District and Sessions Judge Kumkum Rani sentenced Vinod Kumar to life in prison as he pleaded guilty for killing his wife in a fit of rage after a quarrel with her for dowry in October 2007.

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The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 25000 on him.

The body of Vinod's wife Lakshmi, who had gone missing after the tiff with her husband was recovered from the banks of the Ganga a few days after the crime.