Seven family members sentenced to life for burning woman alive in Adilabad

THE HANS INDIA |   Dec 19,2017 , 04:38 PM IST

Seven family members sentenced to life for burning woman alive in Adilabad
Seven family members sentenced to life for burning woman alive in Adilabad

Seven people belonging to the same family have been sentenced to life by the Adilabad SC ST Atrocities Prevention Court for burning a woman alive.

The deceased, Shalini belonged to the Gundivagu village in Ichchoda mandal of Adilabad district.

She was set on fire by her mother-in-law, father-in-law, her brothers-in-law Ramesh, Sanjiv, Balaji, daughters-in-law Sulochana and Tanabai on April 13, 2015 blaming her for the death of her husband Pawar Masnaji, a BSF jawan.

Shalini married Masnaji in 2013 but her husband committed suicide in 2015.

Shalini who was accompanied by her mother and a constable went to her in-laws' place to get her possessions. Seeing her, the in-laws went into a rage and burnt her alive. 

They even attacked the mother and constable who later filed a complaint following which a charge sheet was filed.

A total of 24 witnesses were examined.

The SC, ST Court on Monday has pronounced all the seven members of the family guilty and handed life sentence to them. A fine of Rs 20,500 has also been levied on each convict.