Nashik, Sep 22: A man was sentenced to lfie imprisonment for allegedly killing his wife.
According to sources, the accused Ramchandra shankar Pawar, resident of Mokbhanagi village Kalwan taluka of this district, was an employee of the Maharashtra state electricity board (MSEB). He was working at the Dangsaundane sub-station of the company. He was living with his wife and two children in the company quarters there.
Ramchandra was an alcoholic. His wife Yogita used to oppose him for this. On December 11, 2006, they quarrled over the same issue. In a drunken state, Ramchandra hanged Yogita to a ceiling fan in his house. She died due to this. He took out the dead body from the ceiling and kept it in the house.
Though Ramchandra's one and half year daughter Kushi was asleep during all this drama, his five-year-old son Akshay witnessed all this. After committing this act, Ramchandra left for his home at Mokbhanagi alongwith his two children.
Consiering Yogita ill, their neighbours informed her father Keda Supdu Chavan, resident of Mahalpatane about this. He immediately came to Dangsaundane but could not understand news his daughter died. Polive gave the information to him.
The 5-year old son of Yogita, Akshay told about the whole incident to the women committee. Based on this, a case was filed with Satna police in the matter. The trial was conducted in Malegaon court considering the statement given by Akshay, Justice S S Qureshi sentenced Ramchandra life imprisionment and imposed Rs 5,000 fine for the crime.
The court also sentenced him six month rigorous imprisonment in case he fails to pay the fine. For destructing the evidence, Ramchandra was sentenced one year rigorous imprionsment a Rs.500 fine. the court also made proviison of six month increase in the rigourous imprionsment in case of the failure in paying the fine.