Palakkad Fast Track Court (I) Judge K.P. John on Thursday sentenced Sahul Hameed, 36, of Coimbatore to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment , under Section 304 B of the Atrocities Against Women Act, in connection with the suicide of his wife, Shabeena.

Following demands for dowry, Shabeena had left Sahul Hameed and she and her three-year-old daughter were living with her parents. On April 2, 2002, Sahul Hameedtook away her daughter by force and abused her.

A hurt Shabeena committed suicide.