The case at hand presents a tragedy, wherein the continuous demands of dowry made by the appellant pushed the deceased into a despair so profound that she felt compelled to take her own life. This serves as a reminder of how the forces of greed can often eclipse the sanctity of human life and the bonds of matrimony.
The Court stated that examination of contents of the suicide note and other attending circumstances if necessary to ascertain whether such person has committed the offence of abetment to suicide or not.
In the case of suicide, mere allegation of harassment of the deceased by another person would not suffice unless there be such an action on the part of the accused which compels the person to commit suicide.
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The Court emphasised that persons belonging to LGBTQ community should be treated with all the love and affection because sensitivity of them being ostracized already pervades in their psyche.
Earlier, the Supreme Court vide order dated 30-06-2023, had ordered release of the accused on interim bail, as she was pregnant.
This is one of the cases where the youth in this country are spoiling their lives due to lure of free relationship with the member of the opposite sex aping western culture and not finding any real soulmate in the end.
The Court was considering a case where a wife had set herself ablaze after having telephonic conversation with her husband who refused to come back and live with her and asked her to go from where she had come.
The PIL sought setting up of a National Commission for Men, similar to the National Commission for Women, to address issues of domestic violence suffered by married men.
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The Court said that without a positive act on the part of the accused to instigate or aid in committing suicide, conviction cannot be sustained.
“Spare the rod and spoil the child” has metamorphosed into “spare the rod and teach the child”, said Karnataka HC while considering a quashment petition by the authorities of Karumbaiah Academy who were alleged to have been responsible for a student’s suicide.
The Supreme Court in State of M.P. v. Shyamsunder Trivedi, (1995) 4 SCC 262 observed that, it would be police officials alone who can only explain the circumstances in which a person in their custody had died.
A wife having illicit intimacy with another person will adversely affect the husband and family, both personally and in society. The husband cannot sit quite if the wife is having illicit intimacy with another person.
“There is no valid reason ground for the state not accepting the recommendation of the State level Committee for premature release of the Appellant. Supreme Court is not oblivious to the crime but they are equally not oblivious to the fact that the Appellant has already suffered at the cruel hands of fate.“
The atrocities against women in their matrimonial homes are on the rise, and women committing suicide unable to bear the cruelty and harassment on demand of dowry are also rampant.
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