: The First Additional Sessions Judge S. Mary Ansalam on Thursday sentenced an accused to undergo seven-year imprisonment.
According to prosecution, Ramsingh (27), a night watchman from Nepal, had an illicit affair with Velammal (21), wife of Sekar at Veerapandianpatnam in Tiruchendur. Ramsingh picked a quarrel with Velammal over a dispute.
Heated exchange of words between them forced her to set herself ablaze on February 27, 1999.
She succumbed to her injuries the next day. Tiruchendur taluk police filed a case against Ramsingh.