HOSHIARPUR: The court of additional session judge JS Bhinder, on Tuesday convicted the husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law of a woman for burning her alive for dowry and sentenced them to 7 year imprisonment under Section 304-B of IPC.
The deceased Paramjit Kaur of Begowal in Kapurthala was married to Sukhwinder Singh of Jalalpur village in Tanda. As per her father Gurcharan Singh's statement, she was harassed for dowry. He revealed that Paramjit had been thrown out of their house by her in-laws.
On March 27,2011, he had dropped her back with her in-laws and the very next day he was informed that his daughter had been set ablaze, Gurcharan had stated. He said he found Paramjit struggling for life in Tanda civil hospital but when he was taking her to DMCH Ludhiana, she expired.
He claimed that before her death, Paramjit had told him that she had been set on fire by her husband and in-laws.
Taking circumstantial evidence into account, the court took it as a dowry death and convicted deceased's husband and his parents. A fine of Rs 20,000 was also slapped against each of them.