Man gets life term for killing sister-in-law
The court awarded the jail term to 27-year-old Ravinder, a resident of R K Puram in south Delhi, for stabbing to death his elder brother's wife Mohini in their house in August 2012.
"Considering the gravity of <g data-gr-id="28">offence</g>, the convict needs a commensurate sentence which may satisfy social and legal expectations. The contention of the counsel for the applicant (Ravinder) is correct that the offence does not fall <g data-gr-id="26">in</g> the category of 'rarest of rare'.
"The convict is accordingly sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for life and to pay a sum of Rs 2,000 as fine," Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Kumar Jain said.
The court noted that the prosecution witnesses had deposed that Ravinder was a drug addict for which his family members, including the victim, were annoyed with him.
"The testimony of witnesses on this aspect remain unimpeached. Therefore the prosecution was also able to prove the motive for causing of stab injuries by the accused in the state of revenge due to <g data-gr-id="27">long</g> grudge against the deceased," it said.
Police said Ravinder was addicted to drugs and his family members were annoyed. He also felt that his sister-in-law was instigating others against him.
The incident took place on August 17, 2012, when Mohini was in the kitchen and Ravinder stabbed her with a knife and ran away, it said, adding that on hearing her screams, her in -laws took her to a hospital where she was declared 'brought dead'.
During <g data-gr-id="25">trial</g>, the man had denied the allegations against him.