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Man gets life term for stabbing wife 21 times with knife

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the for brutally stabbing his wife to death 21 times with a knife six years ago.

The court noted that the assault on the woman's was "so brutal" that it resulted in fracture of underlying skull bone.

A bench of justices and dismissed the appeal of Devender Dass saying it was without any substance and upheld his conviction and sentence of life imprisonment by the trial court.

The man had murdered his wife on the intervening night of October 31 and November 1, 2012 by stabbing her 21 times with a knife and hitting with a brick. He committed the following a quarrel with his wife.

The bench said the man had acted in a "cruel manner" in brutally assaulting his wife without any provocation.

"It is quite evident that Dass had brutally assaulted his wife. So, in our opinion, in the instant case, it cannot be said that the offence committed by Dass is 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder'. It is a case of brutal murder," it said.

Dass had claimed that he was falsely implicated in this case.

The incident had come to light when the man's landlord informed the police.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 10:05 IST