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Providing Medical Assistance to Wife Wouldn't Absolve Abetment to Suicide Charge Against Husband: Allahabad HC [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 9 Feb 2021 6:37pm

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In a recent case of Sameer Ali Khan v. State of U.P, the Allahabad High Court dismissed the bail plea of a Husband who was booked for abetting his wife's suicide while noting that only providing medical assistance to his wife would not go to absolve the applicant from the allegations.

Where the accused had, by his acts or omission or by a continued course of conduct, created such circumstances that the deceased was left with no other option except to commit suicide, in which case, an instigation’ may have to be inferred,” the court said.

The Single Judge Bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi further stated that the husband did not even permit his wife to see her  son, which caused acute nostalgia for her and she was in the stage of severe psychological turmoil.

The learned counsel for the applicant tried to impress upon the Court that it is the husband who has made all efforts to save the life of his wife and provided all necessary medical succour to her, on which the court observed that “Providing Medical Assistance To Wife Wouldn't Absolve From Guilt.”

Facts of the case:

An F.I.R. was lodged by one Adil (brother of the deceased) on 15.1.2020 against the applicant and Rajni Singh Thakur u/s 498A, 304B of the Indian Penal Code (I.P.C.), 1860 and provisions of the Dowry Protection (D.P) Act, 1961.

As per the text of the F.I.R., the sister of the informant got married about six months back according to Muslim Rites and she was subjected… Continue Reading...

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