Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh:
An area courtroom right here sentenced a 75-year-old temple priest to life imprisonment for killing a married girl with whom he had an alleged illicit affair.
In May 2020, Sripal, a resident of Badrauli village underneath Kaisarganj, lodged a criticism relating to the disappearance of his 55-year-old spouse Shivaka, district authorities counsel Munnu Lal Mishra mentioned.
Sripal alleged that Ramsaran, the priest of the Santridas Kutti temple close to the village, had a bootleg relationship along with his spouse and visited their home incessantly.
When the members of the family confronted him, the visits stopped.
However, on May 23, 2020, Shivaka went lacking from her home, and her physique, partially eaten by animals, was discovered close to a pond within the neighborhood of the temple on May 28, he mentioned.
In the cost sheet filed in courtroom, police mentioned Ramsaran killed Shivaka by hitting her on the pinnacle with an iron rod.
After listening to either side, the courtroom of District Judge Utkarsh Chaturvedi on April 29 convicted Ramsaran of murdering Shivaka and hiding the physique. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and requested to pay a fantastic of Rs 51,000, Mishra mentioned.
In case of non-payment of the fantastic, the courtroom mentioned, Ramsaran should endure further imprisonment of 15 months.
The courtroom ordered that fifty per cent of the fantastic quantity ought to be given to the members of the family of the useless.
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