Mrityudand is a story of three women in a Bihar village who are being terrorized by their men. Ketaki (Madhuri dixit), a young bride, watches as her kind loving husband becomes an abusive drunk due to his business dealings. Chandravati (Shahan Azmi), Ketaki's sister-in-law, crushed when her husband of 17 years leaves her to become a pandit, finds love with the family's kind hired help. Kanti (Shilpa Shirodkar) a servant, whose husband is forced to leave the village to pay off a debt, turns to prostitution in order to help him. Ketaki deciding they have taken enough from their men, teaches the women to fight back. When the women revolt, a mass execution is planned by the village men in retaliation. What will be the fate of Chandravati's love child? Will Ketaki avenge the murder of her husband? Can Ketaki save Chandravati and her love from Mrityudand - Death Penalty?