Quashed 498a against the husband as the complaint shows no allegation that there is any such conduct on the part of the appellant which could be said to be amounting to cruelty of such a nature

Shakson Belthissor vs State of Kerala & Anr

Supreme Court

06/07/2009

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 249 OF 2004

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Quashed 498a against the husband as the complaint shows no allegation that there is any such conduct on the part of the appellant which could be said to be amounting to cruelty of such a nature.

 

In order to understand the meaning of the expression ‘cruelty’ as envisaged under Section 498A, there must be such a conduct on the part of the husband or relatives of the husband of woman which is of such a nature as to cause the woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health whether mental or physical of the woman.

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