1. Laxmi and her adopted daughter Jyoti, impugn their conviction vide the
judgment dated 16th December, 2011 for having murdered Asha. By
order on sentence dated 22nd December, 2011, the appellants have been
sentenced to imprisonment for life, fine of Rs.5,000/- each and in
default of payment of fine, to undergo rigorous imprisonment for six
months for the offence under Section 302 read with Section 34 of the
Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC, for short).
2. Asha had got married to Sanjay Rathore (PW-2), son of Laxmi in the
year 1997. On 1st May, 2010 at about 9-9.30 A.M., Asha suffered
extensive burns at her matrimonial home at B-114A, Majlis Park,
Adarsh Nagar, Delhi. She was taken first to the Bubu Jagivan Ram
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Memmorial Hospital at about 10.10 A.M on 1st May, 2010 as per the
MLC (Ex. PW13/A) and then on the same day at about 11.54 A.M.
shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narain Hospital. Asha died in the
same hospital on 6th May, 2010 at about 5.15 P.M. The Post Mortem
report, Ex.PW 6/A, records approximate area of burns as 90% and that
smell of kerosene was present. Infected Dermo-epidermal burns were
present all over the body except upper half of face, back of upper limbs,
front of upper abdomen and both feet. Both palms were burnt. Cause of
death was septicaemia consequent upon infected burn injuries. All
injuries were anti-mortem and caused by flames of fire.
Source: Indian Kanoon