Kollam: A Kerala court on Tuesday sentenced the husband of Ayurveda student Vismaya to 10 years in a dowry murder case. Vismaya had committed suicide by hanging herself at her in-laws' house in June last year. He expressed his pain by sending a WhatsApp message to his relatives. A fine of more than Rs.12 and a half lakh was also imposed on the guilty.
Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) G Mohanraj has informed that Additional District and Sessions Judge-A Sujit KN has convicted S Kiran Kumar for abetment to suicide and dowry harassment for six years and two years under relevant sections of the IPC. Sentenced to imprisonment. Kumar has also been sentenced to six years under the Dowry Prohibition Act for taking dowry and one year for demanding dowry. After the sentencing, the SPP said that the court said that all the sentences will run concurrently. Along with this, the court has also imposed a fine of Rs 12,55,000 on Kumar, out of which Rs 2 lakh has been directed to be paid to the parents of the victim.
The court had reserved its order in this matter on May 17. The Kerala Police, in its 500-page chargesheet, had said that Vismaya had committed suicide due to dowry harassment. 22-year-old Vismaya was found dead at her husband's house in Sasthaamkotta in Kollam district on June 21, 2021.