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“Just Because Wife Died in Matrimonial House within Two Months of Marriage, the Whole Family Can’t Be Held Responsible for Murder": Bombay HC

Lawstreet Journal 16 Apr 2021 9:09pm

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The Bombay High Court recently acquitted a woman’s husband and her in laws in a case at hand that accused them of her death.

The woman was said to have committed suicide within two months of marriage, in her matrimonial house. 

The Court observed that the entire family can’t be held responsible for having committed offences as serious as section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC.)

A division bench including Justice NR Borkar and Justice Sadhana S Jadhav set aside a judgement dated 29th June 2012 convicting the husband and his family members for offences punishable under section 498-A, 302, 304-B r/w of IPC and section 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.

The High Court stated that the marriage was ‘rushed’ by the parents of the late wife and they married her off against her wishes. The court further stated that the suicide was committed under a state of ‘stress.’

Sachin and Megha got married on 28th July 2010 and lived with a joint family. In September 2010, precisely after two months of marriage, Megha was found hanging in the bedroom. Her father filed a report alleging that her daughter was subjected to ill treatment and was also abused for not getting a gold ring for Sachin. He also said that she was being starved.

The prosecution examined 9 witnesses and the defence examined 4 witnesses. 

There was convincing evidence to support the fact that there was no dispute between both the families over dowry or gold ornaments as such. It was also… Continue Reading...

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