JWALA PRASAD Vs. STATE OF CHHATTISGARH
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
STATE OF CHHATTISGARH
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(1.) We have heard Dr. Monika Gusain, learned counsel appearing for
the appellant accused at length today.
(2.) This appeal is against the conviction which was awarded by the
Trial Court as well as by the High Court and thereby the appellant
accused herein is undergoing rigorous imprisonment for 10 years.
(3.) The case of the prosecution is that the victim was married to
one Shri Shailendra Kumar and the appellant is the father -in -law of
the deceased. On 30 -5 -2006, marriage was performed between
Mr. Shailendra Kumar and Ms. Neera Tiwari. It further appears that
the victim committed suicide in the matrimonial house by pouring
kerosene upon her and setting herself on fire on 9 -8 -2006. The
intimation was recorded at the instance of the appellant herein
on 10 -8 -2006. A written complaint was lodged by the father of the
deceased - victim alleging that all the accused persons including
the present appellant herein had demanded dowry, committed
cruelty and torture upon the deceased - victim and as a result of
such unbearable treatment, she committed suicide.;
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