Court convicts TV anchor for wife's murder

Court convicts TV anchor for wife's murder

Suhaib Ilyasi, anchor and producer of popular crime  show India's Most Wanted was on Saturday convicted by a Delhi court for murdering his wife.

He was held guilty of killing his wife, Anju Ilyasi, in 2000, by a Karkardooma court here. After convicting him, the court put the matter for hearing arguments on the quantum of sentence to be handed down to him on December 20.

Additional Sessions Judge S K Malhotra pronounced the order. Suhaib was pronounced guilty of murder under the Indian Penal Code. He faces a minimum punishment of life imprisonment and the maximum of a  death penalty in the case.

Lawyer Satender Sharma, who appeared on behalf of key witness and Anju's mother, Rukma Singh, said the Delhi High Court had in August 2014 ruled that Suhaib would murder charges  over his wife's death.

He was earlier charged with comparatively milder sections, including 304 B (dowry death) of the IPC.

Anju was rushed to a hospital on January 11, 2000, with multiple stab wounds she received at her east Delhi residence.

Suhaib, who had shot to limelight after hosting the   show, was arrested on March 28, 2000, and later charges were framed against him in the case after his sister-in-law and mother-in-law  claimed that he used to torture his wife for dowry.

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