THAMMA VENKATA KRISHNA REDDY Vs. STATE OF AP
LAWS(APH)-2022-6-4
HIGH COURT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
Decided on June 13,2022

Thamma Venkata Krishna Reddy Appellant
VERSUS
State Of Ap Respondents




JUDGEMENT

TARLADA RAJASEKHAR RAO,J. - (1.) The Station House Officer, Kollipara Police Station filed charge sheet against the accused under Ss. .447, 354, 341, 324, 506 r/w 34 of Indian Penal Code (for short "I.P.C".)
(2.) The case of the prosecution in brief is that the accused and the de facto complainant are residents of Kothabommuvanipalem Village and the scene of offence is also situated in the same village. The husband of the de facto complainant (PW2) and A-1 are uterine brothers and both are living by doing cultivation. Since, two (2) years there are some ill-feelings between them regarding the partition of the property and in this connection, there is a civil dispute pending in the Court of learned II Additional Judicial I Class Magistrate, Tenali. PW2 is also cultivating his mother's land in an extent of Ac 0.78 cents as tenant since last 10 years and he is paying lease price to his mother. During this year, PW2 planted kanda and banana crops in the said land. On 6/3/2010 at about 9:30 A.M. LW1 together with LW2 and LW3 went to the said field and noticed that A-1 to A-5 were digging kanda crop with the help of coolies. LW1 to LW3 questioned the accused on point of their digging the crop, for which they grew wild against PW1 and PW2 and picked up quarrel with them. All the accused beat PW2 with hands and legs indiscriminately and tied his hands and legs with coconut rope and they attempted to do away his life by strangulating his neck. When PW1 came to rescue of PW2, A1 outraged her modesty and also tried to hack her with sickle. As a result, she received bleeding injury on left hand middle finger. The accused also threatened them with dire consequences stating that PW1 and PW2 will enter the said land, they would do away their lives. A-2 and A-5 video-graphed the entire incident and the same was witnessed by PW3 to PW9. Basing on the complaint made by PW1, Initially the crime was registered under Crime No.28 of 2010 for the offences under Ss. .447, 324, 341, 354, 506 r/w 34 of I.P.C. by the Station House Officer, Kollipara Police Station. During the course of investigation, it is revealed that the accused attempted to take away the life of LW2 by strangulating her neck. So, the Sec. 307 I.P.C. was added and accordingly, charge sheet was filed for the offences under Ss. . 447, 354, 341, 324, 506, 307 r/w 34 I.P.C.
(3.) After filing the charge sheet, the Court has taken cognizance for the offences under Ss. .307, 324, 341, 447, 506 r/w 34 I.P.C. against A-1 to A-5. The Court has taken cognizance under Ss. . 324 and 354 against A-1.;


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