Tuesday, February 8, 2011
HC gives lifer to man for killing wife
Feb 8, 2011
Hyderabad, Feb. 7: The AP High Court on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment a private medical practitioner who killed his wife.
A division bench comprising Justice V. Eswaraiah and Justice Suri Appa Rao gave the order while allowing an appeal filed by the state government challenging the acquittal by a sessions court of East Godavari district.
According to the prosecution, Akella Suryanarayana Murthy of Kadiyaplanka, East Godavari district, had a strained relationship with his wife Bramarambha. She had been staying away from him. He was threatening her to mend her ways and join him or give him divorce. When she did not yield, he decided to kill her.
The accused stabbed her to death on Jan 14, 2002 when she was at her work place at Sampathnagaram of the district. The lower court acquitted him after finding that there were contradictions in the versions of witnesses.
The bench felt that in the sequence of events, small contradictions in the statements of witness cannot be interpreted to the benefit of the accused. The bench found the accused as guilty and awarded life imprisonment.
Posted by Blogaholic at 2/08/2011 09:50:00 PM