Kolkata lawyer sentenced to life in jail for strangulating husband to demise with cellular charger

Barasat (WB), September 16

Lawyer Anindita Pal was sentenced to life imprisonment by a fast-track court docket in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday for strangulating her husband Rajat Dey to demise with a cell phone charger.

Additional district and periods decide Sujit Kumar Jha, who on Monday convicted her for the homicide of her husband, sentenced her to life time period and a nice of Rs 10,000.

The court docket additionally discovered her responsible of inflicting the disappearance of proof and sentenced her to at least one yr in jail for that. Both the sentences will run concurrently, the decide ordered.

Special public prosecutor Bibhas Chatterjee prayed for the capital punishment to Anindita, claiming that it was a premeditated homicide.

The court docket, nevertheless, sentenced her to life imprisonment since she has a three-year-old youngster, and in addition as a result of there was no eyewitness and the conviction was primarily based on circumstantial proof.

As she was being taken to the jail van from the courtroom, Anindita stated she was framed and she’s going to battle until the “last drop of blood”.

During the trial, the prosecution had claimed that on the intervening night time of November 24 and 25, 2018, Anindita strangulated her husband Rajat, additionally a lawyer, with the wire of a cell phone charger of their New Town flat close to Kolkata.

The prosecution claimed that the couple have been having a strained relationship for a while and that led to the homicide of Rajat.

Anindita’s lawyer Pinak Mitra claimed that she was sleeping in one other room when she heard a sound from Rajat’s room and located him hanging after dashing there.

Rajat’s father had lodged an FIR alleging that Anindita had killed his son and she or he was arrested on November 29 by the police following interrogation.

Trial and arguments within the case have been accomplished in March this yr.

Both Anindita and Rajat have been practising attorneys on the Calcutta High Court. PTI

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