: 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.

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