Man kills wife after tiff over sex, jailed

Man kills wife after tiff over sex, jailed

A man who stabbed his wife to death following a tiff over her alleged denial of conjugal bliss to him has been sentenced to 10 years in a jail by a Delhi court. 

Additional sessions judge Sanjeev Kumar awarded the jail term to 31-year-old outer Delhi resident Amarjeet after holding him guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The judge said the accused had no “premeditated intention” to kill her. The court convicted him rejecting his plea that he and his wife had quarrelled over the issue of sexual intercourse and she had stabbed herself. It, however, showed leniency to him in awarding the jail term saying that he has a three-year-old son to look after.“Convict has stabbed his wife and caused her death, but he has one child to look after. Therefore in my view, punishment for 10 years rigorous imprisonment would be sufficient to meet the end of justice,” the Judge said The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the convict. The prosecution case dated back to May 12, 2011 when Amarjeet, a labourer, forced his wife Chhoti Devi, sleeping with their son on the roof of their house, to come downstairs. The couple ended up having a fight downstairs, following which Amarjeet stabbed her once and fled. The woman was found dead next morning with her son crying nearby, the police told the court. “From the evidence produced, it is not proved that, accused has any premeditated intention to cause the death of his wife. It appears that due to sudden quarrel between the accused and the deceased. He became infuriated and within spur of moment he had stabbed the deceased with a knife which may be lying in the said room,” the court said.Circumstances suggest he may have intention to injure her but he has no intention to kill her, otherwise, he would have given multiple blows which is not the case, it added.Police custody extended A Delhi court on Tuesday extended by two days the police custody of an immigration official and three others arrested for allegedly trying to send a Tibetan refugee to Switzerland through Kenya without valid travel documents.Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Sameer Bajpai extended the police custody of immigration official Devender Singh Panwar and his three accomplices till August 9 on a plea by police.  Police said they need to be interrogated thoroughly to unravel the entire conspiracy of sending people abroad without valid documents and with the help of a government official. The three others, whose police remand was extended, are Vidhyadhar, Vinit Bose and Anil Kumar Teotia. They were arrested after a Tibetan refugee, Jigmey Singe Wangchuk, was found trying to board a Kenyan Airlines flight at IGI Airport on July 31.All the four accused were produced before the court after expiry of their three-day police custody, awarded on August 4. Seeking extension of their remand, police said a woman from Nepal involved in the racket is yet to be traced.

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