A district court here today convicted a 35-year-old labourer from Bhiwandi for murdering his wife and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
Principal District Judge Sunil Kotwal held Pradeep Harijan, a resident of Gayatri Nagar area in the powerloom town, guilty under section 302 (punishment for murder) of Indian Penal Code.
According to prosecution, Harijan often used to pick fights with his wife Anita over his drinking habit.
On September 10, 2014, Harijan and Anita started arguing on the road and in a fit of rage he hit her head with a stone, Additional Public Prosecutor Sangita Phad told the court.
Anita was taken to a nearby hospital by a passersby, where she succumbed to injuries.
The prosecution examined seven witnesses during the trial.
( Source – PTI )