JAGDISH & ORS. Versus STATE OF UTTARANCHAL

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1097/2012

           JAGDISH & ORS.                     ..Appellants
Versus
    STATE OF UTTARANCHAL       ..Respondent

This appeal arises out of judgment dated 29.12.2011 passed by High Court of Uttarakhand in Criminal AppealNo.215/2002, in and by which, the High Court confirmed the conviction of the appellants under Sections 304B, 498A and 201IPC and the sentence of life imprisonment imposed on each of them. Briefly stated, case of the prosecution is that marriage between complainant–Meharchand’s daughter Seema (deceased)and accused- Late Chandrahas was solemnized in the month of May 1991. As per his capacity and status, PW-1-complainant gave sufficient dowry and articles. But within few days of marriage, Chandrahas along with his parents and relatives, started harassing Seema on account of non-fulfillment of demand of dowry. PW-1- father of the deceased, having poor resources, was unable to meet these ever increasing demands. PW-1, repeatedly requested Chandrahas and his family members not to harass his daughter, but they remained firm in their demands of motorcycle and dowry amount. PW-1 could collect only meagre amount of Rs.2,000/- and gave it to the family of Chandrahas and requested them not to ill-treat his daughter….read more