Vadodara: Six members of a family including two women were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for killing a 20-year-old woman after setting her on fire in Bharuch district of Gujarat in 2013.
Ankleshwar Additional Sessions Judge S B Christian awarded the sentence yesterday to accused Jitendra Vasava, Ranjit Vasava, Harish Vasava, Raman Vasava, Ramila Vasava and Dhaniben Vasava.
The incident took place on 4 April 2013 in Vadhewad village of Jhagadiya taluka in Bharuch district. The victim, identified as Lilaben Vasava, was set ablaze over a dispute on construction of a washroom inside her house.
The accused initially beat her up then set her afire when she was on her way to aunt Savitaben's house in the same village. The woman, soon after the incident, was admitted to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to burn injuries on 14 April 2013. Later a case under 302,307 and 114 of IPC was registered against all the six members of this family.