Early times report
Udhampur, May 19: A local court today sentenced a man to life imprisonment for murdering his wife at Katti in Pancheri area near here in 2014.
Kamlesh Kumar, son of Firangi of Pancheri, was awarded life imprisonment by principal district and sessions judge, Udhampur, K S Parihar.
He was alleged to have strangled his wife to death at Katti in 2014. Police had arrested him and after completion of inquiry in the case, challan was presented in the court of law.
After recording statements of 22 witnesses and hearing the two sides, the judge awarded life imprisonment to the accused and fine him Rs 5,000 for offence under section 302 of RPC. He also awarded him two years rigorous imprisonment and fined him Rs 1,000 under sections 498-A of RPC. The Court said all the sentences would run concurrently.
"As provided under section 374 of CrPC, the sentence of life imprisonment imposed upon a convict should not be executed unless confirmed by the high court", the court said.