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Life Terms Given for Burning Bride to Death

September 23, 1985|From Reuters

NEW DELHI — The husband and mother-in-law of a young Indian woman were sentenced to life in prison today for burning her to death in a dowry dispute.

The Supreme Court reversed a decision by the Delhi High Court, which had acquitted the two after saying there was no evidence that a kitchen fire in which the woman died five years ago was started deliberately. Women's organizations say hundreds of brides are burned to death each year in wrangles over dowry payments.

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