Harassment not abetment to suicide: Court | India News

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Mumbai: Ruling that even if the husband was harassing his wife under the influence of liquor, it did not establish that he abetted his wife’s suicide or did something to facilitate it, a sessions court acquitted a 39-year-old man who was accused of abetting his wife’s 2015 suicide. The court held that there was no evidence to show that the man, Naresh Chavda, took an active role in the commission of the offence.
The victim, Mamta Chavda, mother to a young boy, hung herself at their Mulund home on June 14, 2015. Her family had alleged that the accused used to drink alcohol and beat her.
The court said there was no evidence whatsoever to show that in the moments before the suicide, the accused and Mamta quarrelled with each other and that the accused instigated her to die by suicide. “Thus, the onus which was on the prosecution to show the circumstances which compelled the deceased to…

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