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Man accused of killing daughter for marrying against his wishes granted bail by Bombay HC [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 14 Jul 2020 7:11pm

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On Thursday (9th July) the Bombay High Court granted bail to a man accused of killing his daughter for getting married against his wishes, while noting that it was a case based on circumstantial evidence.

The case was being heard by Justice Prakash Deo Naik through video conferencing. The bail application was filed by Rajkumar Chaurasiya, accused of committing a punishable offense under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). He was arrested on 15th July 2019 after his daughter’s body was found in Ghatkopar near a footpath. He has been in jail since then.

As per the prosecution, the deceased daughter got married against the wishes of the applicant, her father. The applicant did not like this believing that it would damage his reputation.

The applicant, on 13th July, called the deceased at the place of the incident and then murdered her with a sickle. Her body was thrown near a footpath at Ghatkopar. After the body was found the investigation started and the applicant was arrested. The said sickle was recovered from the applicant during the investigation. The charge sheet was filed once the investigation was completed.

Advocate Ganesh Gupta on behalf of the applicant submitted that the whole case is based on circumstantial evidence. There are no criminal antecedents against the applicant, and he has been in custody since the day he was arrested. Also, there is no convincing evidence against the applicant. 

Further, recovery under Section 27 cannot be relied upon, since the statement mentions a knife being used to… Continue Reading...

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