Jail sentence for polygamy

  

RAJBIRAJ: The district court has slapped a month jail term to a person for polygamy ignoring own spouse.
The court has given this verdict during hearing on the writ petition filed by Chandani Jha of Tilathi Village Development Committee (VDC) of Saptari. She has sustained her livelihood by working at other’s house after being neglected by own husband.
The court sentenced punishment of imprisonment and penalty Rs. 1,000 to Pankaj Jha of Rajbiraj municipality-7 for having second marriage abandoning the first wife.
The hearing took place yesterday on the writ petition filed by Chandani in 2064 BS (2008 AD) with the help of rights activists.

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