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Man gets seven-year rigorous imprisonment for abetting bar dancer s suicide

A 30-year-old man was sentenced to seven-year rigorous imprisonment by a sessions court here on Monday for driving his bar dancer-girlfriend to commit suicide in suburban Khar in 2016. Additional sessions judge Surekha Patil convicted the accused Miraj Khan under sections 306 (abetment to suicide), 324 (causing hurt by dangerous weapon), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 504 (breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code, and handed him the rigorous imprisonment. As per prosecution, Khan had a quarrel with the woman on March 19, 2016 on some issues, following which he attacked her and locked her inside her flat on the third floor of a building in the suburb. The woman then set herself on fire and jumped off the balcony of her flat. She was rushed to a nearby hospital by her neighbours, where she succumbed to her injuries, the prosecution said. Khan was arrested subsequently on the basis of the dying declaration of the woman. The victim had told police that she became separated from her ...

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