Husband calling Wife a Prostitute is sudden and grave provocation, Supreme Court

Murali Krishnan January 24 2019
sudden and grave provocation

The Supreme Court has ruled that a husband calling his wife a prostitute would amount to sudden and grave provocation under Exception I of Section 300 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Consequently, the death caused due to such provocation would be punishable for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304 of IPC, ruled a Bench of Justices Mohan M Shantanagoudar and Dinesh Maheshwari.

In the instant case, the Accused No. 1 had an illicit relationship with . . .

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