80-year-old man, son get life sentence for dowry killing

80-year-old man, son get life sentence for dowry killing

The prosecution claimed that Jaswinder, a mother of three, was murdered on the night of October 17, 2004 and her body was found the next day buried under debris in a field.
The police inquiry found that the woman was harassed for dowry.

Police said Jaswant Singh attacked Jaswinder Kaur with a sword following a quarrel. Labh Singh also hit the woman with a rod that resulted in the death of Jaswinder.Later, the accused told the police that Jaswinder had been kidnapped by some people who had come in a car.

But when the police reached the scene, they recovered the her body from a nearby field.
The police said that they had recovered the sword and the rod used in the murder.
During the hearing, the woman's father Mohan Singh alleged that her in-laws had demanded Rs 50,000 from them.After hearing arguments, the court today awarded life sentence to father and son under Aection 302/ 34 of the IPC.The court also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 each on the two.

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