Man who killed wife with sword is jailed for life
Ramesh Kumbhar was sentenced to life in jail for fatally attacking his wife with a sword during a counseling session at a family court in Odisha's Sambalpur district. District and Sessions Judge, Sambalpur Biranchi Narayan Mohanty, on Tuesday gave life imprisonment to Ramesh after convicting him in the murder case.
His wife succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment
Ramesh's wife, Sanjita Chowdhury was later shifted to the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla after her condition started deteriorating. However, she succumbed to the injuries while undergoing treatment.
People present at the family court overpowered Ramesh
"With a sword, Ramesh attacked his wife Sanjita, her mother, and her niece, who had come to attend conciliation in the family court on April 23, 2018, injuring them critically," police said. The people who were present at the family court overpowered Ramesh and handed him to the police before Sanjita, her mother, and niece were rushed to the Sambalpur District Hospital.
Ramesh found guilty under various IPC sections
Public Prosecutor Dipti Ranjan Sendh said the accused was found guilty under IPC Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 449 (house-trespass in order to commit offence), besides 27(I) of the Arms Act.
Various quantum of imprisonment and fine to run concurrently
Under IPC section 302, the convict was sentenced to life imprisonment along with a fine of Rs. 10,000 and in case he defaults, he will have to undergo rigorous imprisonment for another two years, the prosecutor said. He was given various quantum of imprisonment and fine under the other sections, all of which would run concurrently.