Two sentenced to death, 6 get life imprisonment in honour killing case

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VIJAYAPURA: A sessions court here has handed down death penalty to two culprits in the honour killing of a pregnant woman along with a fine of Rs 4.29 lakh while the six other accused in the case were sentenced to life imprisonment.

Those who face death sentence are Ibrahimsab Attar and Akbarsab Attar while those awarded life imprisonment are Ramzanbi Attar, Davalabi Jamadar, Azma Daccani, Jinali Daccani, Abdul Khader Daccani and Davalabi Dhannoora.

Banu Begum Attar and Saibanna Konnur of Halagundakanala in Muddebihal taluk were in a relationship and got married in 2017. However, Banu Begum’s family was opposed to the marriage. After they got married, Banu and Saibanna moved to another town. When Banu got pregnant, she returned to her parental home for delivery.

Banu Begum’s parents and relatives, who were angry with her for marrying a non-Muslim, attacked the couple and Banu fell unconscious. They parents then poured kerosene on the pregnant woman and burnt her to death.

The Talikote police, who had arrested the accused, submitted a chargesheet before the court. Public Prosecutor S S Lokur argued the case on behalf of the government.

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