The fast track Mahila Court in Vellore on Tuesday sentenced a 39-year-old man to life imprisonment for murdering his sister-in-law in 2013.

M. Selvam, Sessions Judge, Fast Track Mahila Court, sentenced Rajini, a resident of Tirupattur Taluk for murdering his sister-in-law Selvi, 31, over a property dispute. She succumbed to head injury after he attacked her using an iron pipe.

Her seven-year-old son was also injured in the attack.

Delivering the verdict, the judge sentenced him to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 2,000 under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

He was awarded seven years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 2,000 under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC.

He will undergo the sentence concurrently, S. Lakshmi Priya, special public prosecutor, said.

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