Rakhal Debnath Vs. State of West Bengal
Indian Penal Code,1860 - Section 306 , Section 498-A
Abetment of suicide - Suicide by bride within 35 days of marriage - The following acts of accused (husband) instigated her to commit suicide - Accused held guilty of offences under Sections 306 and 498-A Indian Penal Code - (i) Accused demanded Rs. 40,000/- form father of deceased - On his refusal he left the place in a huff stating that he knows how to get money from his him through his daughter - Accused than pledged the jewels of deceased. (ii) Accused had illicit relations with his niece (second accused) who lived in the same house.
Father of the deceased cannot be expected to inform everyone living around him about the unpleasant factum of the daughter's embarrassing living condition in her matrimonial home and, therefore, mere non-disclosure of those facts to others cannot be a ground to disbelieve the version of father.
Topic(s)-Abetment of Suicide