What can attract conviction under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code? Supreme Court answers

Shruti Mahajan July 18 2019
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The Supreme Court reaffirmed that wilful conduct that drives a wife to commit suicide or demand for dowry, both could attract conviction under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The Supreme Court observed,

"Conviction under Section 498A IPC is for subjecting a woman to cruelty. Cruelty is explained as any wilful conduct which is likely to drive a woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health. Harassment of a . . .

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