Attack on wife: court goes easy

Attack on wife: court goes easy

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A man, who pushed his wife down the staircase under the influence of alcohol and injured her severely, has been sent to three-month imprisonment by a Delhi court, which took a lenient view towards him saying he appeared remorseful, PTI reports from New Delhi.

The court awarded him a sentence of three months and 12 days, the period he has already spent behind bars during the trial, for the offence of attempt to commit culpable homicide punishable under section 308 of the IPC, considering that the victim and her daughter had separated from him immediately after the incident two years ago.

"Convict has been found guilty for an offence punishable under section 308 (Part II) of the IPC, which attracts punishment in the form of imprisonment up to seven years... The convict has clean records and it seems that he has mended his ways.

"Further, he appears to be remorseful. Moreover, the complainant and their daughter had already left the company of the convict. This court is of the view that a lenient view is required to be taken against the convict. The convict is sentenced to imprisonment for the period already undergone (3 months and 12 days) by him," Additional Sessions Judge Vivek Kumar Gulia said.