On July 29, 2003, Basanti Devi's husband Mahavir Kumbhkar and brother-in-law Prakash Kumbhkar of Kundaridangal village under Mihijam police station murdered her former lover Ajit Das.
Basanti, who had once eloped with Ajit, later compromised with her husband. They hatched a plan and accordingly Ajit was called to Basanti's mother's place before the murder was executed.
Police later recovered Ajit's mutilated body and registered a case.
Fifth Additional District and Sessions Judge Babita Prasad sentenced the trio to life imprisonment.