STATE OF U P (NOW STATE OF UTTARAKHAND) Vs. DHARM SINGH, S/O SULTAN SINGH; SULTAN SINGH; VIDYA DEVI, W/O SULTAN SINGH
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND
State Of U P (Now State Of Uttarakhand)
DHARM SINGH, S/O SULTAN SINGH; SULTAN SINGH; VIDYA DEVI, W/O SULTAN SINGH
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(1.) This appeal, preferred under section 378
of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (for short
Cr. P. C. ), is directed against the judgment and
order dated 4.10.1999, passed by Additional
Sessions Judge, Dehradun, in Sessions Trial no.
139 of 1994, whereby said court has acquitted
accused/ respondents Dharm Singh, Sultan Singh
and Vidya Devi from the charge of offences
punishable under section 304B/ 34, 306, 498A
IPC, and one punishable under section _3/4 Dowry
Prohibition Act, 1961.
(2.) Heard learned counsel for the parties,
and perused the lower court record.
(3.) Prosecution story in brief is that accused/
respondent no. 1 Dharm Singh got married to
Smt. Usha (deceased) in the year 1989. Accused/
respondent no. 2 Sultan Singh and accused/
respondent no. 3 Vidhya Devi are father-in-law
and mother-in-law of the deceased (Usha). Smt.
Usha died unnatural death on 09.05.1991, in her
matrimonial house by consuming poison. On
25.05.1991 (after about fifteen days), P. W.
Ratan Singh lodged first information report at
Police Station Vikas Nagar, District Dehradun,
against accused/respondents alleging that they
harassed Smt. Usha, and committed cruelty
against her due to which she consumed poison
and died. On the basis of said report, crime no.
139 of 1991, was registered relating to offence
punishable under section 306 IPC, against three3
accused Dharm Singh (husband), Sultan Singh
(father-in-law) and Vidya Devi(mother-in-law).
After investigation, charge sheet was filed
against three accused/respondents for their trial
in respect of offences punishable under section
304B, 306, 498A IPC, and one punishable under
section _3/4 Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.
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