A local court in Maharajganj has convicted three members of a family to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment in connection with a dowry death that occurred 30 years back.
Additional Sessions Judge Pawan Kumar Srivastava on Friday convicted the husband Punwashi Yadav, his mother and his sister – all residents of Patrengwa village under the Kotwali police station area.
Assistant district government counsel (ADGC) Sarveshwar Mani Tripathi on Saturday said the father of the deceased woman, Ramasre Yadav had filed a report that on April 6, 1993, his daughter Shyama Yadav (19) was set on fire for not fulfilling the dowry demand.
Her husband and her in-laws, who were not satisfied with the gifts and dowry given at the time of marriage, forced her to ask her father to give them Rs 5,000 and a motorcycle. Shyama Yadav told her father about all this and complained that her in-laws were not giving her food.
Despite several negotiations, there was no change in the behaviour of her in-laws. The marriage took place in 1987.
On February 22, 1993, Ramasre (the victim's father) received a message about Shyama's death. The police registered a case under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Dowry Act and filed a chargesheet, the Additional District Government Counsel (ADGC) said.
On Friday, Additional Sessions Judge Pawan Kumar Srivastava convicted the husband Punwashi Yadav, his mother and his sister to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment in connection with the dowry death of Shyama Yadav.