LATOONI LAL Vs. STATE
LAWS(DLH)-1983-7-10
HIGH COURT OF DELHI
Decided on July 01,1983

LATOORI LAL Appellant
VERSUS
STATE OF DELHI Respondents


Cited Judgements :-

PRAKASH VS. STATE GOVT OF NCT OF DELHI [LAWS(DLH)-2006-11-139] [REFERRED TO]
PRAKASH BHAWANI PRASHAD VS. STATE GOVT OF NCT OF DELHI [LAWS(DLH)-2006-11-158] [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

R.N.Aggarwal, J. - (1.)The appellants Latoori Lal and his son Raju along with Ram Avtar (since acquitted) were tried for the offence under Section 302 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code. The charge against them was that on 26th February 1979 at about 9.30. p.m. at the Kachha Rasta Sanjay Park they had in furtherance of their common intention intentionally caused the death of Kishan Lal. The first two accused were found guilty of the offence charged with and each one of them was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for life. The third accused, as already stated, was acquitted.
(2.)On 26th February 1979 at 9.55 p.m. Public Witness .5 Jhangi Ram, a resident of a Jhuggi near Sanjay Park reported at the police post Jehangirpuri that he resided in a Jhuggi at Sanjay Park and that at about 9.30 p.m. he heard noise of the people and came out of the Jhuggi and that near the Pushta he saw a young man lying dead in the kachha road. Sub-Inspector Rajinder Parshad ent the report Ex. PW.2/A with his endorsement Ex.P.W.18/A to the police station Adarsh Nagar for formal registration of the case. The report Ex. Public Witness 2/A was despatched to the police station at 10.50 p.m. and the formal report was recorded at 11-10 p.m.
(3.)Public Witness . 18 Sub-Inspector Rajinder Parshad reached the ipot and commenced the investigation. Public Witness . 6 Maqsood Ali reached the spot at about 11 p.m. and he claimed to be a witness to the occurrence. He named the appellants and Ram Avtar as the assailants of the deceased. The motive for the crime as disclosed by Public Witness . 6 is that Latoori Lal and the deceased Kishan Lal were cousins. The wife of Latoori Lal developed illicit relations with Kishan Lal and she started living with Kishan Lal along with her son Raju (appellant). She gave birth to a son named Pappu from Kishan Lal 5 or 6 years prior to the occurrence. Raju quarrelled with his mother and Kishan Lal and went away to live with his father Latoori Lal. A few days prior to the occurrence the wife of Latoori also left Kishan Lal and went back to her husband Latoori. Kishan Lal wanted to have the custody of Pappu but Latoori was not willing to give the custody of Pappu to Kishan Lal and on that on the day of the occurrence at about 4 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. there was quarrel between Kishan Lal and Latoori Lal. Maqsood Ali intervened and brought Kishan Lal with him to Subzi Mandi, Azadpur.
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