Darbhanga: A court in Bihar's Darbhanga district on Wednesday sentenced a man and his mother to life imprisonment for killing his wife four years ago for failing to bring adequate dowry.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Sunil Kumar Singh sentenced Naresh Yadav and his mother Buchni Devi to rigorous life imprisonment after finding them guilty of the murder of Yadav's wife Ratna Kumari for dowry.

According to prosecution, the victim was strangulated to death with a rope by the convicted persons at their house in Pelia village under Kamtaul police station area after she failed to bring a buffalo and a bed in dowry.

Kumari's father Gopalkant Yadav had lodged an FIR against Yadav and his mother charging them with the murder of his daughter for dowry.

(Agencies)

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