(Eds: Repeating after correcting city’s name in headline) Erode (TN), Jul 31 (PTI) A 42-year-old woman was today sentenced to life in prison for murdering her mother here last year over a property dispute. Also Read - 7 men convicted in 1997 Kodungaiyur explosives case, were conspiring to kill Hindu outfit leaders
District Mahila Court Judge N Thirunavukkarasu awarded life term to Suseela of Nathagoundenpalayam village for murdering her mother, Kannamma. Also Read - Small changes in oxygen levels have big implications for ocean life: Study
The court sentenced her to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) for committing theft and three months of RI for trespassing on the land of the deceased. Also Read - Consumer groups allege Google misleads kids in FTC complaint
The judge in his order said all the three sentences would run concurrently.
The prosecution said Suseela and her mother were embroiled in a dispute over sharing of the family’s property.
Kannamma was working in her agricultural land on August 29, 2016 when Suseela went there and picked up a quarrel with her, seeking immediate grant of her share in the property.
When Kannamma refused to pay heed, Suseela beat her mother and strangulated her to death.
She then decamped with gold ornaments worn by the deceased.
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