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A 48-year-old woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court for burning to death her pregnant daughter-in-law within a year of her marriage.
Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Mamta Tayal awarded life sentence to Geeta Devi relying on the dying declaration of the victim Laxmi who had said that though she faced no demand of or harassment for dowry, her mother-in-law had a general dislike for her.
The victim had said she still wanted to live with her husband despite her mother-in-law's dislike for her.
The court sentenced Geeta Devi saying she committed the 'cold-blooded murder' of her daughter-in-law due to her general dislike for her while on the fateful day she committed the ghastly act following a dispute over food.
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