Manasa (Neemuch district, Madhya Pradesh): Additional Sessions Judge Akhilesh Kumar Dhakad on Monday sentenced a 25-year-old resident of Sandiya village to seven years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1000 for making his wife to commit suicide by burning herself.
Additional Public Prosecutor Kavita Bhatt said accused Dashrath married Mamta (deceased) and her brother Rahul got married to Kaushalya, the sister of the accused. Dashrath would often quarrel with wife over petty issues and beat her. Though he was counselled by wife’s father, he did not mend ways. On September 1, 2017, there was a quarrel between the couple and Dashrath beat Mamta.
Dejected, she poured kerosene on her and set herself ablaze. She received 70 percent burns. She was admitted in district hospital in Neemuch from where she was referred to Udaipur but died on reaching there.
Before she was taken to Udaipur, she gave statements to Dr MK Yadav at district hospital. He told Dr Yadav that she attempted suicide as she was fed up of her husband’s constant violent behaviour.
After the post-mortem and investigation, Manasa police registered a case against Dashrath and presented charge sheet in the court. Prosecution pleaded for stern action against the accused after producing witnesses and proofs. The court sentenced the accused to seven years of rigorous imprisonment. Additional Public Prosecutor Kavita Bhatt argued the case on state government’s behalf.