Kollam: Special Public Prosecutor of the Vismaya case, Adv G Mohanraj expressed satisfaction over the verdict pronounced by Kollam additional district sessions court.
"Ten-year imprisonment is the maximum punishment given for IPC section 304B (dowry death) by the High Courts and the Supreme Court. Kiran Kumar, husband of
Vismaya, has also been awarded the same, which is a victory for the prosecution," he said.
"We asked the court to give a sentence which acts as a deterrent in society. The court has done it," he said.
Kiran was sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and Rs 12.55 lakh fine over the death of Vismaya who killed herself following dowry harassment.
He was found guilty of charges under IPC 306 (abetment of suicide), IPC 498 A (domestic violence at husband's house), and dowry prohibition act section three, and section four, for which, he was sentenced to six years of imprisonment and Rs 2 lakh fine, two-year imprisonment and Rs 50,000 fine, six-year imprisonment and Rs 10 lakh fine and one-year imprisonment and Rs 5,000 fine, respectively.
Out of the total Rs 12.55 lakh fine, Rs 2 lakh has to be given to the family of Vismaya.