A man was today sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment by a local court for killing his wife for dowry.
Additional District and Sessions judge (V) Rajesh Kumar convicted and sentenced Shravan Mahto to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for killing his wife for dowry.
The court also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on him. The convict would have to serve in prison for one more year if he fails to deposit the fine, the court said.
As per the prosecution, Shravan Mahto, the convict, had killed his wife Ranju Devi for dowry on September 16, 2013 at his Badi Kulni village of the district.
The family members of the deceased had lodged an FIR the same day with the same police station of the district.
Ranju Devi was married to Shravan Mahto in 2008. The couple have two children out of the marriage.