Man gets 7 yrs imprisonment for killing father
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, May 15: A man, who ‘unintentionally’ killed his father, was convicted and sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment by a court, here today.
Identified as Om Parkash of Janipur area, the accused had hit his father – whom he blamed of having illicit relations with his wife – with stone under influence of liquor leading to his death. He was facing trial from last more than five years in the case.
While convicting the accused for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, Second Additional Sessions Judge Jammu Subash Gupta, however, rejected the prosecution plea for grant of maximum punishment to the accused under the provision.
The court observed that accused has faced trial in the instant case for more than five and half years. He might have repented for the crime, he has committed during currency of his incarceration, the court observed while holding that reformation of a criminal shall be the primary goal of administration of criminal justice.
As per the prosecution case on August 22, 2006, wife of the accused,, Gita Devi, lodged a verbal report with police station Janipur, Jammu claiming that his father-in-law has been knocked to death by his husband.
She alleged that her husband thrashed her and accused of her having relations with his father, who was also thrashed after he tried to intervene. “I escaped from the house and hide behind the auto rickshaws parked near the house.”
“My husband came searching for me and again thrashed me. When my father-in-law tried to intervene the accused lifted a stone and caused a blow with it on the head of his father leading to his death”, the complainant alleged.
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