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Dec 01, 2008 4:47 pm Abetment to suicide

Ritu
Abetment to suicide is punishable under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code. The section says: If any person commits suicide, whoever abets (assists, encourages, or instigates) the commission of such suicide, shall be liable for punishment under this section. And if found guilty would liable for punishment with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

I came across this news item today

Harsh words in a fit of rage not a crime: SC

New Delhi, Nov. 30: The Supreme Court has observed that a person cannot be charged for abetment of suicide merely because the alleged abettor had used harsh words in a fit of rage.
“It is fairly well settled that words uttered in a fit of anger or emotion without any intention cannot be termed as instigation,” a Bench of Justices Mr Arijit Pasayat and Mr Mukundakam Sharma observed, dismissing the appeal of a father who claimed his son committed suicide after his wife branded him “impotent” and “ugly.”

The differences between the couple within a few days of the arranged marriage were because Mrs Shanti, who is fair complexioned and suffered from superiority complex, repeatedly humiliated her husband Venkateswara Rao that he was “impotent” and “ugly.”

Unable to bear the alleged harassment, Rao reportedly committed suicide in a lodge in Machlipatnam town in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district.
On the basis of the complaint lodged under Section 306 IPC (abetment to suicide), police registered a case, but the Andhra Pradesh High Court quashed the criminal proceedings after Shanti approached it.
Aggrieved by the High Court’s order, Mr Ramakrishna filed an appeal in the apex court. n PTI"
http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=2&theme=&usrsess=1&id=233494

If calling husband impotent n ugly in public is not an abetment to suicide then what is???




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