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Monday, January 30, 2006

Woman sentenced for killing husband who refused to convert

1/29/2006 12:51:34 PM Mahadev

Kochi, Jan 29

A woman who had killed her husband for refusing to convert to Christianity in the Chattisgarh state was sentenced to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs1,000 by a local court in Ambikapur in the state, according to a report today.

The Prosecution was quoted as saying that Sukhni Bai, who is a Christian, repeatedly forced her husband Manglu Ram Oraon to convert and on this issue the couple quarreled on Jul 03, 2005. The couple entered into an argument over the matter on July 3, 2005 when the wife hit her husband Manglu with a pestle killing him on the spot.

The Additional Sessions Judge T R Churendra delivered the verdict.

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