Fri. Dec 4th, 2020

Cruelty without connection of dowry demand cannot be basis of Conviction Under section 304B IPC

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The Supreme Court has observed that, conviction under Section 304B of the Indian Penal Code can be made only if the woman was subjected to cruelty or  harassment by her husband or his relatives which must be for or in connection with any demand for dowry, soon before her death. It is not any cruelty that becomes the subject matter of the provision but it is the cruelty or harassment for or in connection with, demand for dowry, said the bench comprising of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice KM Joseph in Girish Singh vs. State of Uttarakhand

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