Dombivali: Man acquitted in abetment to suicide case of pregnant wife | Thane News – Times of India


THANE: A 30-year-old man from Dombivali was acquitted in a abetment to suicide case of a pregnant woman , as the prosecution miserable failed to prove the charges.
The prosecution told the court that he was in love with the deceased and in June 2017 they tied the nuptials. After the marriage, there were frequent quarrels on flimsy grounds and at times, the deceased was subjected to physical assault.
Hence it was in August 2018, she hanged herself with the help of stole. It was mentioned that at the time of the incident, she was pregnant.
Based on the complaint of the deceased’s brother, a case was registered against the accused under section 306 of the Indian penal code.
The defence counsel contended the prosecution and punched holes in the prosecution version.
The additional sessions judge PM Gupta while acquitting the accused, in his order noted, “..On the basis of aforesaid deliberation, I come to the conclusion that there is no evidence on record that deceased faced persistent cruelty or harassment from accused which leads her to die by suicide. There were incidents of harassment and ill-treatment from the accused but the said harassment or the ill-treatment was not of such a nature which left no option or other alternative but to put an end her life. As stated above, there is no mens rea (criminal intent) on the part of accused to instigate or abet the victim to commit suicide.”
The judge further added, “..similarly, there is no positive or direct act on the part of accused proximate to the occurrence of the incident which abetted the victim to die by suicide.”

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