Kaithal, Nov 6 (UNI) The court of Dr Neelima Shangla additional session Judge here today sentenced four accused persons to rigorous life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 50000 on each of them after convicting them in a dowry death case.
The court has ordered that the amount of fine when realised from the accused should be paid to the parents of deceased Rekha Devi.
If the accused failed to pay fine, they will further undergo imprisonment for three more years, the judge said.
According to prosecution, Rekha Devi, daughter of Randhir Singh of Kaul village, was married to accused Dharam pal on February 2, 2002. But three months after the marriage, accused Dharam Pal husband, his parents Ragubir Singh and Shanti Devi and brother Raj Kumar began harassing and physically tortured Rekha for bringing insufficient dowry.
Soon thereafter, Rekha was turned out from the house of her in-laws and she was forced to remain with her parents for about one year. Later, after a Panchayat decision, parents of Rekha agreed to give Dharam pal a motorcycle after the arrival of paddy crop and Rekha returned to her in-law's house .
But due to financial constraints Rekha's parents could not fulfill this demand and Rekha had to again face the agony of torture and harassment.
It was alleged that ultimately Rekha was strangled to death on October 7, 2003 On the statement of Bhag Singh a brother of Rekha a case under section 304B read with section 34 IPC registered and all the four accused were arrested and put on trial .