India, June 17 -- The Bombay high court (HC) has recently granted bail to a woman who was convicted of killing her husband with a hammer in 2020. The court noted that she had two teenage daughters and had already completed a significant part of her sentence.

The applicant, Vaishali Ashok Bhakare, a Chembur resident was convicted by the sessions court in Mumbai for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under section 304 (I) of the Indian Penal Code. She was sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs.5,000. Bhakare was originally charged with murder under section 302 of the IPC.

The case stemmed from a strained relationship between Vaishali and her husband, Ashok Bhakare, who lived in separate apartments in the sam...