"Demand of money" a vague term, not sufficient to convict person accused of harassment, abetment to suicide of wife

"Demand of money" a vague term, not sufficient to convict person accused of harassment, abetment to suicide of wife

Prashant Keshaorao Vs State of Maharashtra

Bombay HC, Nagpur Bench

19/01/2021

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 215 OF 2008

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Conduct of the appellant throughout is sufficient to infer that he was more interested in company of the deceased than her elimination, Court states while also acquitting under offences of abetment to suicide.

Calling "demand of money" a vague term, not sufficient to convict person accused of harassment, abetment to suicide of wife, the High Court acquitted a person accused of offences of cruelty to wife under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and abetment to suicide under Section 306 of IPC.

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