The Jorhat District and Sessions Judge VK Chandak today sentenced Satish Telenga, a tea garden worker, to seven years rigorous imprisonment (RI) for killing his wife about five years ago.
Telenga was convicted for killing his wife by pouring petrol on her and then setting her afire.
The judge after convicting Telenga, a worker of Lohpohia Tea Estate under Pulibor Police Station, under Section 304 (II) of the IPC, culpable homicide not amounting to murder, also imposed a fine of Rs 10000 on him.
On default of the payment of the fine the convict will have to undergo another six months rigorous imprisonment, the Judge stated.
Telenga was convicted of killing his wife Nomi Rabidas, who was also a worker of the garden, by burning her at his garden quarter after taking out petrol from his two-wheeler.
The incident occurred on January 26, 2013 and the victim succumbed to her injuries on February 7, 2013 at the Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh.
Following the death of Nomi her family lodged an FIR against Telenga and a case was registered against him charging him of killing his wife.
Telenga was accused of torturing his wife after getting drunk and demanding money from her for gambling and if she did not pay he allegedly abused her physically.