RAMRAO KISAN RATHOD Vs. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA
HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY (AT: NAGPUR)
Ramrao Kisan Rathod
STATE OF MAHARASHTRA
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(1.) Present appeal is directed against the judgment and order of conviction passed by learned Additional Sessions Judge,
Washim dated 03.09.2015 in Sessions Trial No.130/2013. By the
said judgment and order of conviction, appellant stands convicted
for an offence punishable under Section 305 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and is directed to suffer rigorous imprisonment for ten
years and to pay a fine of Rs.10,000/-, in default to suffer simple
imprisonment for six months.
(2.) Heard Mr. Chande, learned counsel for appellant and Mr.Thakare, learned A.P.P. for respondent-State. With assistance
of both the learned counsel, I have gone through the record and
proceedings. Both the learned counsel submitted their cases
vehemently and prayed for their respective reliefs.
(3.) Rameshwar Chavhan (PW9), while he was discharging his duties as Police Sub Inspector (PSI) at Police Station, Washim,
sent one Police Constable Umesh Bibekar to Civil Hospital,
Washim to protect a dead body. On 25.10.2012, Rameshwar
Chavan carried inquest panchanama (Exh.36) in presence of
pancha witness Subhash Chavan (PW3). During the course of
preparing inquest panchanama, one chit was found in the left side
pocket of the shirt of the deceased. The same was seized under
seizure panchanama (Exh.-37). The chit (Exh.-28) is available on
record. The chit was containing recitals that the deceased
committed suicide being fed up by harassment and ill treatment at
the hands of the appellant. PSI Chavan (PW9) also prepared spot
panchanama (Exh.-59). While preparing spot panchanama, two
notebooks were seized from the drawing room of the house of the
deceased. Pooja (PW2), sister of the deceased, informed that
those notebooks are of the deceased.;
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