Odisha: Killer husband sentences life term in Jagatsinghpur

Report by Kahnu Nanda, Jagatsinghpur: The Jagatsinghpur District & session Judge Ananda Chandra Behera while delivering judgment of a dowry death case on Monday sentenced killer husband undergoing life term and paying fine Rs 10,000, on default paying fine will suffer another five months imprisonments.
The accused was identified as Harsabardan Swain a resident of Nalara village under Balikuda block had married one Mamata Rani Swain alias Rinky hailing from Dhanuharbelari village on June 2915 adhering Hindu rituals.
After completion of marriage both had been maintaining happy marriage life but the relationship turned sour when in-laws family claimed few additional dowry and husband Harsabardhan too supported the demand.
Rinky had informed the matter to her parents describing she had been coming under wrath dowry torture, later Rinky’s father Purna Chandra Swain reached son in laws house and convinced his inability providing any additional dowry. The in-laws family later sent Rinky to her parental house when she was under three month’s pregnancy.
After few months on 5, August 2016 Harsabardhan reached in Rinky’s house and asked taking her to hospital for post pregnancy treatment in Balikuda CHC, Rinky’s family did not thwart son in law proposal sent Rinky to hospital.
Peculiarly Rinky did not return home along with son in law till night, both mobile phones responded unreachable as consequence Rinky’s father Purna Chandra informed police stating incident. Strangely Rinky’s mutilated body had spotted at Dasbatia –Echhapur road under Balikuda area on 6 August 2016. Basing on complaint lodged by Rinky’s father Purna Chandra Swain in Anantapur out post police swung in to action and started a probe capturing Harsabardhan later the killer husband had captured by police who confessed the crime, a case had been registered against him under section 498 [A], 304 B, 302, 406 and 4 DP Act.
The trail of the case had taken up in district &session judge court, Jagatsinghpur subsequently. Considering prosecution submission and relying 14 witnesses and evidences supplied by public prosecutor Nalini Kanta Moharana , court found the accused guilty and awarded punishment on open court on Monday.