Teacher gets life sentence

Hyderabad teacher gets life sentence for setting ablaze woman colleague

November 28, 2019

The past has come to haunt a teacher in Hyderabad with a local court sentencing him to life imprisonment for killing his woman colleague by setting her ablaze in 2015.

The 32-year-old deceased used to work with the man at the same school, police said. During the hearing on November 26, the court convicted him to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 2,000.

According to Rachakonda police, they received a complaint on March 2015 about the incident following which a case was registered.

According to the woman’s husband, the convict came to their residence on March 24, 2015 to discuss with his wife regarding partnership in the school.

“Convict asked her to get some water. When she went into the kitchen, he locked the door and went into the kitchen and pushed her. When she fell down, he poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze, the victim died on the spot,” the police said.

The woman’s husband also stated that the convict used to visit their residence and some financial transactions were held between Shiva Prasad and his wife.

“They (Prasad and the deceased woman) frequently used to quarrel with each other regarding the issue to run school in the partnership. The complainant warned Shiva Prasad several times not to come to his residence but he used to visit regularly” the police said.

Source: ANI 

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