DEEPAK BHATT Vs. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND
STATE OF UTTARAKHAND
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SERVESH KUMAR GUPTA, J. -
(1.) APPELLANT Deepak Bhatt has come up before us
challenging the judgment and order of his conviction, recorded
by learned Sessions Judge, Pithoragarh on 5/7.9.2011 in
Sessions Trial No.25 of 2008 titled as 'State Vs. Deepak Bhatt'
(crime no.1 of 2008 Patti Modi, Tehsil Didihat). The trial court,
adjudicated the trial and found him guilty for the offence of
section 302 IPC, wherefor he has been appropriately
(2.) IT is the case of prosecution that the appellant committed the murder of his own young wife and minor son,
yet he himself lodged the first information report.
Report (Ex.Ka -3/1) unfolds that on 22.4.2008, when the appellant, after doing his task, returned to his house at
about 9 P.M. from Boongachina, he did not find the door
bolted from inside. His call from outside the house was not
responded to by anyone from inside. On opening the door, he
found his wife dead with slit -throat on one side of the room,
whereas on the other, his daughter was lying above his
deceased minor son. In between those two dead bodies, floor
was blood -soaked. Appellant then turned back and called his
neighbouring aunt Anandi Devi (PW1). He also made a
rousing call to the villagers. Hearing the same, village
Pradhan and other persons assembled. He ranged up the
office of Collector also, but in vain. This FIR was lodged by the
appellant next day (23.4.2008) asking intervention of Patwari
(a man of revenue police). Chick report thereof is Ex.Ka -4.
(3.) THE police then came into motion, arrived at the spot and prepared the inquest reports Ex.Ka -5 (Geeta Bhatt)
and Ex.Ka.10 (Master Kuldeep Bhatt). The members of
inquest opined that both the deceased persons have been
murdered, nonetheless, they requested for autopsy.;
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