Daughter in-law sentenced to life imprisonment with confiscation of property for murdering mother in-law in Jajarkot

JAJARKOT: The District Court has sentenced daughter in-law to life imprisonment with confiscation of property on charge of murdering her mother in-law in Jajarkot district recently.

Earlier, Punikala Rana had confessed her crime at the district court.

A single bench of Justice Dev Kumar Giri had announced the verdict on Thursday.

The court convicted 27-year-old Bhawani Rana of Bheri Municipality-1 accused of killing her mother in-law 56-year-old Punikala Rana in a minor dispute on November 10.

Bhawani had thrashed her mother in-law before she did not receive her share of six thousand rupees after selling a water mill.

Earlier, police had filed a murder case against Punikala Rana accusing her of murdering mother in-law with a beer bottle.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Vabesh Rimal, the incident occurred after Punikala failed to control her temper before thrashing her mother in-law to death.

"Me and mother in-law were at home, we consumed home made liquor before our dinner and had conversation while sitting around fire. I asked her to give me some money after selling water mill, however, she rebuked at me." Punikala said.

"In-a-fit-of-rage I hit on her head with a beer bottle on that fateful day as my husband was away," Punikala shared.

Meanwhile, Punikala Rana's one-year-old son is along with her.