Visakhapatnam: The Seventh Additional Session Judge B Sunitha convicted two persons to life imprisonment and three of their family members to three years imprisonment on charges of murdering a woman at Thimmapuram village under S Rayavaram mandal in the district. The judgment was pronounced on Tuesday.
According to prosecution, Chevveti Kumar wife Chanti was cooking in kitchen when her mother-in-law and her daughters doused kerosene on her body and set her ablaze. Kumari raised an alarm and later jumped into a well to save herself from the burns. She was taken to a hospital where she died later.
In her dying declaration, she named all the five persons who were convicted by the judge. S Rayavaram police registered a case. Kumari’s mother-in-law Chevveti Simhachalam and her daughter Mangeti Vasantha were given life term and slapped a fine of Rs 30,000. Similarly Chanti’s other two sisters Varalakshmi and Sankaram and his brother Raju were given three years jail term and asked to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 each.