A court in Bihar's Gaya on Tuesday awarded 10 years of rigorous imprisonment to a father-son duo in connection with a dowry-death case of 2017 in the district.
Additional District and Sessions Judge (II) Kameshwar Nath Rai found the duo, identified as Nanuk Prajapat and his son Nagendra Kumar, guilty of murdering Rinky Devi for not fulfilling their dowry demands and awarded the sentence.
The court also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on each of them, failing which they would have to serve an additional three months in jail.
Additional Public Prosecutor Arvind Kumar said that as per the complaint, Rinky Devi was poisoned to death by her husband Nagendra Kumar, father-in-law Nanuk Prajapat and mother-in-law Munni Devi on April 19, 2017 in Lohda village after she failed to fulfil their dowry demands.
The woman's father, Naresh Prajapat, had registered a First Information Report against the three in this connection.
The court declared Munni Devi as missing and proceeded against the two accused persons in the case, Arvind Kumar said.