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Husband and mother-in-law get lifer for dowry death

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sentenced a man and his mother to life imprisonment in a dowry death case even though the parents of the deceased turned in favour of the accused.

Terming it as unfortunate that the deceased’s parents and siblings changed their stand in the court to favour the accused, the Court said the case highlights discrimination against the girl child.

“The present case highlights the unfortunate plight of the girl child where the parents and siblings of the deceased girl betrayed the love and trust reposed by the deceased in them by helping her wrongdoers to go scot-free,” a bench of Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Suresh Kait said.

In this case, deceased Pinki Kaur got married to Balbir Singh in 2001 but she was continuously harassed by her in-laws for dowry and she was found dead in her room in mysterious circumstances.

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