HARIJANA KATTHI KRISHNA Vs. STATE OF A.P.
HIGH COURT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
Harijana Katthi Krishna
STATE OF A.P.
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AHSANUDDIN AMANULLAH,J. -
(1.) We have heard Mr. Nageshwara Rao Pappu, learned senior counsel along with Ms. V. Mythili, learned counsel for the
appellant, and; Mr. S. Dushyanth Reddy, learned Additional Public
Prosecutor (hereinafter referred to as the 'APP") for the State.
(2.) The present appeal is directed against the judgement dtd. 16/4/2015 rendered in Sessions Case No.393 of 2012 by the
learned Special Judge for Trial of Cases under the Scheduled
Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act-cum-
VIth Additional Sessions Judge, Kurnool (hereinafter referred to as
the 'Trial Court'), by which the appellant, having been found guilty
of the offence under Sec. 302 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860
(hereinafter referred to as the 'IPC'), has been convicted and
sentenced to undergo life imprisonment and to pay a fine of
Rs.5,000.00 and in default thereof to undergo two years" simple
(3.) The prosecution came to be instituted on the basis of the First Information Report, lodged by the Station House Officer,
Krishnagiri Police Station, on the basis of the statement recorded
by Harijana Kathi Amrose (PW-1), relating to the death of his father
viz. Harijana Kathi Nageswara Rao (hereinafter referred to as the
'deceased'), in which the appellant was made the sole accused. As
per the prosecution's story, on the fateful day, the appellant, who
is none other than the brother of the deceased, along with the
deceased and the brother-in-law of the deceased went to the house
of Kuruva Ramachandraiah @ Ramachandrudu (PW-5) for giving
application to get drought relief cheques and at about 09.00 AM, in
his house, the appellant is alleged to have shouted at the deceased
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