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A Nashik court today sentenced a 47 -year-old man to death for killing his daughter four years ago for marrying a man outside their caste. District and Sessions Judge Suchitra Ghodake awarded death penalty to Eknath Kisan Kumbharkar for committing the penal offence of murder under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. Since the victim was pregnant at the time of her murder, the court also sentenced him to ten years rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs 5,000 for causing death of unborn child (under section 316 of IPC) and life imprisonment for kidnapping in order to murder (under section 364 of the IPC). Kumbharkar's daughter Pramila had tied the knot with a man, who belonged to a different caste and he was not happy with her decision. On June 28, 2013, Kumbharkar, a resident of More Mala Bhadange Baba chawl in Panchavati, went to Pramila's house in the city and told her that her mother wanted to meet her.
He hired an autorickshaw and on the way strangulated her to death using a rope. The incident took place near KTHM College, Sarkarwada police had said. Kumbharkar was arrested by the police immediately after the incident. According to the police, this was the first honour- killing case in the city.
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