CALCUTTA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 498A-- Cruelty - Deceased committed suicide at her matrimonial house - Allegation that accused husband and in-laws subjected deceased to mental torture - There was element of dowry involved in marriage - Demand of dowry in form of cash or kind was very much present either at the time of marriage or after..........
CALCUTTA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 306-- Abetment of suicide - Conviction u/s 498-A IPC - Does not conclusively suggest that there was instigation on the part of accused or that torture would automatically attract mischief of S.306 IPC - Court must come to a conclusion that torture was such that it drove the victim to a blind lane from..........
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 306, 498A-- Cruelty and abetment to commit suicide - Wife filed complaint u/ss 306 and 498-A IPC against husband on the allegation of harassment on account of dowry demand - Matter compromised through village Panchayat - After about 8 years husband demanded Rs.10, 000/- for construction of house and Rs.25,..........
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 306, 498A-- Dowry death - A demand made by the accused from his father-in-law for constructing a house and also for purchasing a three wheeler cannot be construed as a demand of dowry in relation to the marriage that was performed about eight years prior to the occurrence...........
CALCUTTA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 181(4), 179, Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 498A, 406-- Jurisdiction - Return of Stridhan at the place of present residence - Court at the place of present residence has jurisdiction where consequence of alleged torture ensued though the Stridhan property was retained at another place...........
ANDHRA PRADESH HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 302-- Death by poisoning - Four important circumstance which alone can justify a conviction are : (1) There is a clear motive for an accused to administer poison to the deceased; (2) That the deceased died of poison said to have been administered; (3) That the accused had the poison in his possession;..........
ANDHRA PRADESH HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 302-- Death by poisoning - Motive an important ingredients in case of death by poisoning lacking - Bottle containing cyanide poison and glass used by deceased in consuming liquor, seized by police but not sent to Chemical Examiner - Doctor who conducted autopsy on dead body categorically stated that he..........
ORISSA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 302, 84-- Murder - Case resting on circumstantial evidence - Accused allegedly severed head of her grand-daughter from her body by means of an axe - Evidence of wife of accused that deceased was last seen together with accused in their house - Statement of wife corroborated by other witnesses - Blood group..........
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 304B-- Dowry death - Death of bride within two and half years of marriage at matrimonial house - Demand of scooter, a day before occurrence on the part of accused, who are husband and mother in-law of deceased - No material evidence substantiating such demand and allegations of cruelty - Rather evidence..........
DELHI HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 498A, 406-- Compounding of offence - Wife got an FIR lodged u/ss 498-A and 406 IPC - Parties sorted their differences under settlement which was the result of free will and volition without there being undue influence or coercion - Held, no useful purpose will be served by proceeding further with the FIR and..........