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Man sentenced to 7-year RI in dowry death case

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New Delhi, May 2 (UNI) A city court today sentenced a 30- year-old-man to seven-year imprisonment for demanding dowry from his wife and abetting her to commit suicide in Ambedkar Nagar in Sout-West Delhi twelve years ago.

Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) S P Garg held Sanjay, a resident of Dakshinpuri, guilty of abetting her wife, Baby, 27 to commit suicide and sentenced him.

The court also slapped a fine of Rs 3000 on Sanjay.

Suresh, the brother of the deceased, deposed in the court that Sanjay was married to his sister on February 15, 1994. They had given enough dowry at the time of the marriage. But Sanjay was not satisfied with the dowry and used to demand a wrist watch, furniture and other valuable items, according to the prosecution.

Sanjay also used to harass his sister. There were 13 prosecution witnesses in this case. The woman committed suicide on August 6, 1994 due to persistent harassment, according to the prosecution.

Sanjay was convicted under sections 304-B (dowry death) and 498-A (cruelty to a married woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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