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Man undergoing life term for murder of his wife, appeals in SC, to be heard by new Bench


New Delhi, Jun 9 (ILNS): An appeal by a man (Ashok Kumar Jain), sentenced to life under Section 302 IPC for killing his wife, has challenged this order before the Supreme Court.

The apex court Bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and MR Shah heard the appeal on Tuesday and ordered that the matter be listed before an “appropriate Bench.” The case will be listed in the week starting 12 July.

The case is about the man killing his wife because she failed to get enough dowry and the prosecution has said that the man and his family was also wanting a scooter.

Jain is challenging the Allahabad High Court order, which had dismissed his plea challenging the order of the Sessions Court, Kanpur, which in turn had upheld the order of conviction and sentence of life imprisonment given to three accused, namely Ashok Kumar (Husband), Moolchand (Father-in-law) and Padmawati (Mother-in-law) on account of killing the daughter of complainant Vishwa Nath Agarwal.

During the pendency of appeal before the High Court, co-convict Mool Chand (Father in Law) died and the appeal was abated.

The complainant is the father of the deceased woman. The complaint was against the husband’s family for cruelty with the deceased because they were not satisfied with the dowry given at the time of wedding. In 1981, the complainant got to know that his daughter was beaten up badly and consequently she died. After knowing this incident, the complainant arrived at the house of the accused, where he was threatened with dire consequences and not permitted to enter. Several neighbours were eye-witness in the concerned matter. The FIR was filed and police recovered the body of the deceased lying on the floor.

The accused also tried to make a fake death certificate from his uncle, who is a doctor, declaring that the victim died due to a heart attack. ILNS\RG\SJ\RJ


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