Pervert who put chastity lock on wife gets 10 years in jail
- Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC to hear Centre's plea on restraining TN govt from releasing convicts
- With Anna men in âwar roomâ, AAP-like ideas on table, Mamata dreams national
- Kejriwal kicks off campaign taking on Ambani, media, says all bought
- Konan Poshpora: Probe official speaks up, says was threatened
- Worried RSS plans inductions in BJP to âreformâ partyâs image
A man, who put a 'chastity lock' on his wife in a cruel, self-devised way, was awarded 10 years' rigorous sentence by the court here today though the victim had retracted her statement during the trial.
Additional Sessions Judge Avnindra Kumar Singh also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on the accused Sohanlal Chouhan (38), a mechanic by profession, under sections 326 (causing grievous hurt) and section 498 (subjecting wife to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code.
According to the prosecution, Sohanlal, over four years, 'locked' his wife's private parts every time he left the home. He had carried out a crude surgery on her to put the lock.
The suspicion of her character made him indulge in this bizarre cruelty, Public Prosecutor Jyoti Tomar told the court. The woman suffered serious injuries in the process.
It came to light when the woman tried to end her life by consuming rat poison on July 16 last year. While treating her, a doctor at M Y Hospital found the lock and informed the police.
Dr Vibha Moses, who examined the woman, told the court that she had found the lock on woman's private parts, and the woman told her that her husband had fixed it four years ago, after forcing her to eat opium for anaesthetic effect.
Interestingly, though the victim retracted her statement during the trial, the judge relied on the doctor's statement and the circumstantial evidence to convict Sohanlal, advocate Tomar said.
- 4 more bodies found on Arunachal border, curfew in Assam town
- ‘Polls have come in the way of new norms for tech institutes’
- Food security Act also covers foreign nationals, refugees, says Law Ministry
- Lokayukta meets Bhardwaj over Bill
- Days before school admissions start, HC order on RTE creates confusion
- NGO seeks funds to train HIV+ patients