Jajpur, Feb 15 (LocalWire) The Jajpur additional district and session court on Friday awarded life imprisonment to a man and his three family members for killing his wife over dowry about four years ago besides imposing a fine of Rs 5,000 each.
The additional district and sessions judge Prasant Nayak convicted the quartet from Solapate village under Panikoili police station for murdering Kusamalata Sahoo (24) on November 14, 2014, additional public prosecutor Rajendra Kumar Nayak said.
Those who were awarded life sentence include Kusamalata’s husband Akshya Pal (34), father-in-law Laxmidhar Pal (65), mother-in-law Subhadra Pal (59) and sister-in-law Priyatama Pal (24).
As per the complaint filed by Abhaya Sahoo, the brother of the victim, Kusamalata, who got married on June 20, 2014, to Akshya, was subjected to regular torture soon after her marriage.
14 witnesses were examined during the trial, Nayak said.