Woman dies during illegal abortion

Balasore (Odisha): A local court has sentenced a man to 10 years` rigorous imprisonment for carrying out illegal abortion of his wife leading to her death.

Pronouncing the judgement, additional district sessions judge of fast-track court, Balasore, R K Sahu on Friday also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on convict Kanhucharan Jena of Anantapur under Soro police station.

The prosecution said Jena had forced his wife Subasini Moharana to undergo abortion in 1999 even after six months of pregnancy.

In another case, a former ASI of police was sentenced to three years RI along with Rs 10,000 fine and in default of payment four months more by the special vigilance court here on Friday. Convict Bibhutibhusan Nayak was caught while taking a bribe of Rs 4,000 from one person to drop a case against him in 2001 when the former was posted in Bhandraripokhari police station in Bhadrak.