Dinesh V. State of Haryana

Dinesh V. State of Haryana

In this order dated 25/04/2014 The Supreme Court of India dismissed the appeal of the accused arising against the order of The High court of Haryana And Punjab in reference to the Criminal appeal no. 1006-SB of 1998 and the same judgement of the Trial court. In this case the accused- Dinesh was convicted for RI for one year as under section 498A(IPC) and pay a fine for Rs.5000/-. Further imprisonment for a term of 10 years under section 304B(IPC). Dinesh was accused of Dowry death of his late wife Manju Bala who commited suicide as she was tortured and harassed for repeated demands of dowry by her husband and his relatives. The accused and his brothers even refused the parents of the deceased Manju Bala to enter the house if they don’t give them a TV and a gold chain. According to coroners report the deceased died because of consuming poisonous substance. The accused took the defense that the demand for dowry was 4 years before the death of the deceased and have treated the deceased nicely since then. The counsel for the accused raised the issue of “anytime soon” before death as mentioned in section 304B of IPC. After contemplating and examining all the evidence and depositions of the witnesses the Supreme court of India rejected the appeal and ordered the accused to complete the remaining time of the punishment in prison….read more