Man sentenced to life imprisonment for killing wife three years ago

Published: Jul 24, 2019, 16:30 IST | mid-day online desk

The accused had axed his wife to death following a squabble nearly three years ago

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for killing wife three years ago
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On Wednesday, a local court in Jharkhand sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing his wife nearly three years ago. The court of Principal District Judge Kumar Kamal on Tuesday handed life term to the accused Mankuwanr Lohra and imposed on him a penalty of Rs 10,000.

Public Prosecutor Mahendra Singh had produced nine witnesses against the convict during the course of the
hearing. According to the FIR filed by the victim's mother, Mankuwanr axed his wife to death on November 23, 2016, following a squabble.

The FIR also claimed that the convict, an "alcoholic", would regularly engage in heated arguments with his wife.

In a similar incident, a woman, who killed seven members of her family, has been awarded life imprisonment by the court. Reportedly, the woman had also killed her husband.

The accused was also imposed a fine of Rs 12,000 each on the victim's wife Sanjo, Jaipal (father-in-law), Praveen (brother-in-law), Dayanand, Sompal, Naveen, Vedpal and Pradeep after holding them guilty under Sections 147, 148 and 302 of the IPC.

According to government lawyer Firoz Ali, Anil Kumar was beaten to death by the convicts over a family dispute at Morkukka village under the Mansurpur police station in the district on August 23, 2013.

Anil's father Rampal had lodged an FIR against the eight people.

With inputs from PTI

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