: First Additional District and Sessions Court Judge, Tuticorin, S. Mary Anselam, on Thursday sentenced an accused to undergo 11-year imprisonment.

According to prosecution, M. Arichandran (29) of Labour Colony, New Harbour, Tuticorin, was accused of harassing his wife Murugeshwari often for want of dowry and jewellery. Unable to withstand his torture , Murugeshwari set herself ablaze on May 16, 2011. She underwent treatment at Tuticorin Government Hospital, where she died. A case was filed with Tuticorin All Women Police station.

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