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Man in India will get life sentence for utilizing snakes to kill spouse

New Delhi: An Indian man who used a cobra and a viper to homicide his spouse was sentenced to life in jail on Wednesday (Oct 13) in what prosecutors referred to as the “rarest of uncommon” circumstances.

Sooraj Kumar set free a extremely venomous Russell’s viper snake on his spouse Uthra that left her in hospital for nearly two months, prosecutors mentioned.

Whereas she recovered at her mother and father’ home, the 28-year-old husband obtained a cobra from a snake handler and threw it at his sleeping spouse.

Its toxic chew killed the 25-year-old girl.

Sooraj pleaded not responsible however police mentioned his telephone information confirmed he was in contact with snake handlers and had watched snake movies on the web earlier than the killing in March final yr in Kollam within the southern state of Kerala.

Sooraj stayed within the room with Uthra after the cobra bit her and went about his morning routine the following day when alerted by the girl’s mom, mentioned prosecutors.

“The mode of execution and the diabolic plan of the accused to homicide Uthra, his spouse who was bedridden, makes it (the case) fall into the class of rarest of uncommon,” mentioned the general public prosecutor, who had sought the demise penalty.

Snake handler Vava Suresh mentioned it was attainable that Sooraj had “inflicted ache on the reptile to impress it to chew”, the Hindustan Occasions newspaper quoted him as saying.

Uthra was from an prosperous household however her husband, a financial institution employee, was not nicely off.

The lifeless girl’s mother and father turned suspicious after Sooraj tried to take management of her property after the demise.

Their marriage concerned a giant dowry together with a brand new automobile and 500,000 rupees (about US$20,000).

In line with media studies, Sooraj’s household was charged with conspiracy after a few of Uthra’s gold was discovered buried close to Sooraj’s residence days after the homicide.


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