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Court sentences man to life imprisonment for killing wife

Press Trust of India  |  Balasore (Odisha) 

A court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing his wife in area of the district four years ago.

Additional District and convicted (48) Thursday and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

The court also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.

According to the prosecution, Behera and his wife (32) of Dahanimara village under the jurisdiction of Police Station had quarrelled on the night of December 19, 2014.

An angry Behera poured kerosene and set afire Kuni, who was taken to a local hospital and then shifted to and Hospital, Cuttack, where she succumbed to injuries after three days.

Based on a complaint lodged by the victim's brother, Behera was arrested and put to trial.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 13:00 IST