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A woman has lost her life for giving birth to females which should be totally unacceptable to a conscientious society. Such offences must be considered grave and serious when the trial is yet to be begin.

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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.

Acquittal in 304B by Supreme Court
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Supreme Court found the dying declaration to be genuine, true and not tainted with doubt or shrouded with mystery, reflecting the maker to have stated the true story.

dying declaration sole basis of conviction
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“No doubt, that a conviction can be solely recorded on the basis of dying declaration. However, for doing so, the court must come to a conclusion that the dying declaration is trustworthy, reliable and one which inspires confidence.”

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A quick legal roundup to cover important stories from all High Courts this week.

allahabad high court
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Section 438 was inserted in CrPC as it was seen that the influential persons try to implicate their rivals in false cases for the purpose of disgracing them by detaining them in jail for some time. It is true, such powers are to be exercised in exceptional cases. The prosecution cannot be permitted to be converted into an arena to settle scores.

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The Supreme court observed that for woman’s death to be considered dowry death under Section 304-B and 498-A IPC, the cruelty or harassment has to be soon before the death.

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The Supreme Court directed the Trial Court to follow the guidelines extensively iterated by the Constitution Bench in the case of Sukhpal Singh Khaira for summoning the appellant as an additional accused.

Allahabad High Court
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Allahabad High Court reiterated that the dying declaration recorded by a police officer, can be acted upon if the same is found to be true, coherent, consistent, and free from any effort to prompt the deceased to make such a statement.

Kerala High Court
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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.

Jharkhand High Court
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Jharkhand High Court: Navneet Kumar, J., upheld the conviction of the appellant- accused guilty of killing his wife within a few years

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Supreme Court: In an interesting case the Vacation Bench comprising Dinesh Maheshwari and Krishna Murari, JJ., disapproved a strange bail condition imposed

Karnataka High Court
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    Karnataka High Court: Hemant Chandangoudar J. quashed the FIR against accused 5 being the woman who had illicit relations with

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Chhattisgarh High Court: A Division Bench of Arvind Singh Chandel and Sanjay K. Agrawal, JJ. dismissed the acquittal appeal being devoid of

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Allahabad High Court: Noting the brutality with wife a 22-year-old lady and mother of a one year’s infant child in causing her

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“Merit is not solely of one‘s own making. The rhetoric surrounding merit obscures the way in which family, schooling, fortune and a

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Rajasthan High Court: A Division Bench of Sandeep Mehta and Sameer Jain, JJ. allowed the appeal and quashed and set aside the

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Jammu and Kashmir High Court: In a case alleging dowry death, Rajnesh Oswal, J., clarified the scope and applicability of Jammu and

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“A push in the right direction is required to accomplish the task of eradicating this evil which has become deeply entrenched in our society.”