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Thursday, May 28, 2015

West Bengal: Man given death sentence for setting wife on fire

Press Trust of India | Nadia (WB) 
May 7, 2015 Last Updated at 20:57 IST

A 32-year-old man was today sentenced to death by a sessions court here for setting his wife on fire for dowry. 

Dipankar Ghosh (32) of Bhajanghat Kalitala in Nadia district was given the capital punishment by Partha Sarathi Mukhopadhyay, Additional Session Judge, Krishnagar. 

Five other accused, all family members of the convict, were acquitted and released by the court, Public Prosecutor Ashok Mukherjee said. 

Ashima Ghosh (25), wife of the convict, was set on fire on November 24, 2012. She was rushed to a local hospital and later shifted to a hospital in Kolkata where she succumbed to her burns, the Public Prosecutor said. 

The victim in her statements to the police in the local hospital and to doctors in the Kolkata hospital said her husband had been torturing her for dowry ever since she married him in 2009.

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/man-given-death-sentence-for-setting-wife-on-fire-115050701086_1.html [last accessed 28.05.2015]

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