22 July 2024

Search Results for Tag : Dowry death


Proof of cruelty or harassment by husband or her relative or person charged is sine qua non to inspirit statutory presumption(18.11.2016)

Appellants, in-laws of deceased, being aggrieved by conversion of their acquittal into conviction by High Court under Sections 498A and 304B of Indian.....

Tags : Dowry death, Conviction, Proof


In absence of evidence of harassment or cruelty on victim, charge of dowry death cannot be established(10.01.2020)

The appeal is directed against judgment passed by Second Additional Sessions Judge, in Session Trial wherein the said Court convicted the Appellant fo.....

Tags : Dowry death, Conviction, Legality


Examination of an accused under Section 313, CrPC cannot be treated as mere procedural formality, as it is based on the fundamental principles of fairness.(29.05.2021)

The present appeals arise out of the impugned judgment of High Court of Punjab and Haryana where the appeal of the appellants was rejected and the ord.....

Tags : Dowry Death, Procedural Formality


Proof of cruelty or harassment by husband or her relative or person charged is sine qua non to inspirit statutory presumption, to draw person charged within coils thereof(20.06.2018)

Instant criminal appeals have been preferred against the judgment and order of conviction and order of sentence passed by Additional Sessions Judge-V,.....

Tags : Dowry death, Conviction, Validity



Supreme Court: Presumption of Dowry Death Must be Backed by Evidence of Cruelty(21.11.2016)

Supreme Court has ruled that presumption of culpability against an accused in a dowry death case under Evidence Act would be “activated” only when the.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Evidence Act, Dowry Death , Cruelty


SC: No Conviction Under Section 304B IPC if Unnatural Death is Not Established(07.12.2020)

Supreme Court has held that the offence of dowry death under Section 304B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 cannot be made out if the cause of death has .....

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Kar. HC Sets Aside Conviction U/S 304B IPC Citing Discrepancies in Multiple Dying Declarations(21.07.2022)

Karnataka High Court has set aside the conviction handed down to a husband under Section 304-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), noting that there were .....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, IPC, Dowry Death


Supreme Court Acquits Man in Dowry Death Case(30.11.2020)

Supreme Court has acquitted a man who was convicted by the Trial Court and the High Court in a dowry death case on the basis of benefit of doubt since.....

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J&K&L HC: Relatives Can’t be Roped into Dispute Without Instances of Their Involvement in Crime(02.08.2022)

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has held that in crimes pertaining to matrimonial disputes and dowry deaths the relatives of the husband shoul.....

Tags : Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court, Matrimonial Dispute, Dowry Death, Relatives


Kerala HC: S.113B of Evidence Act Casts Reverse Burden on Accused to Disprove Prosecution Case(04.08.2022)

Kerala High Court has held that in dowry death cases, Section 113B of the Indian Evidence Act casts a reverse burden on the accused to disprove he pro.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Dowry Death, Evidence, Presumption


Delhi Court Grants Bail to Woman Accused of Dowry Death and Abortion(02.04.2021)

Delhi Court has granted bail to a woman, accused of dowry death and causing abortion of a three month old foetus, on the account of her being lodged i.....

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SC: Raises Serious Questions When Accused Suggest Which Body Should Investigate Case(13.01.2023)

Supreme Court while hearing an SLP moved by CBI challenging Allahabad High Court’s order which directed transfer of a dowry-death case investigation, .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Investigate, Dowry Death


Supreme Court Sets Free 99 Year Old Convict in Dowry Death Case(23.03.2017)

Supreme Court has allowed an appeal filed by a 99-year-old convict against his conviction and sentence in a dowry death case and reduced sentence to t.....

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SC: Mere Unnatural Death of Wife Within 7 Years of Marriage Not Sufficient to Prove Dowry Death(25.04.2023)

Supreme Court has held that mere death of the deceased wife being unnatural in the matrimonial home within seven years of marriage will not be suffici.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Dowry Death, Unnatural Death, Conviction


Delhi HC: S. 304B IPC Does Not Contemplate Harassment Right Before Death(05.06.2017)

Delhi High Court has refused to set aside conviction of a man in a case of dowry death merely on ground that no harassment had occurred right before t.....

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SC: If Wife Dies Mysteriously Within 7 Years of Marriage, Then Husband Can't Claim Stridhan(20.01.2016)

Supreme Court has held that a man would not be entitled to claim properties and stridhan gifted to his wife if she dies under mysterious circumstances.....

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Del. HC: Women Empowerment Shouldn’t be Celebrated Only on Paper but Also in the Mindset(03.11.2023)

Delhi High Court while dealing with a dowry death case has observed that distressing narratives in dowry death cases serves as a reminder that educati.....

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SC: Dowry Death Shall Be Presumed if Wife Was Harassed for Dowry Soon Before Death(24.12.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that once the prosecution is able to establish that a woman was subjected to cruelty or harassment for or in connection wit.....

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MP HC: Paramour of Mother-in-Law Not Family Member Within Ambit of S. 304B IPC(10.03.2022)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that the paramour of mother-in-law of the deceased would not come within the ambit of Section 304-B IPC, since he c.....

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Allahabad HC Imposes Cost on Dowry Death Accused After Misuse of Process of Law(07.03.2022)

Allahabad High Court has imposed Rs. 20,000 cost on a dowry death accused after noting that she misused the process of law by filing successive applic.....

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Vismaya Dowry Death Case: Kerala Court Sentences Husband to 10 Years Jail and Rs. 12.5 Lakh Fine(24.05.2022)

Kerala Court pronounced the sentence in the sensational dowry death case where 22-year-old Vismaya V Nair was found dead at her in-laws' house alleged.....

Tags : Kerala Court, Dowry Death, Suicide