UP man kills wife over dowry, given 10 years imprisonment
A fast-track court in Muzaffarnagar has sentenced a man to 10 years' imprisonment for killing his wife over dowry in 2013. According to the prosecution, judge Balraj Singh also imposed a fine of Rs. 3,000 on the convict Mithun, after holding him guilty under IPC Section 304A yesterday. Mithun's father and mother were however acquitted in the case due to lack of evidence.
Every day 21 women are killed over dowry: NCB
According to the prosecution, Mithun's wife Pusha was burnt to death over dowry at their house in Shamli (Uttar Pradesh) on July 31, 2013, nearly two years after their marriage. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, every day, 21 women are killed over dowry.