What can attract conviction under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code? Supreme Court answersJuly 18 2019
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 . . .
This content is restricted to subscribers
With a premium account you get:
- One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles
- One year access to all archival material
- Access to all Bar & Bench reports