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Husband, father-in-law acquitted of dowry death

A panchkula court, on Thursday, acquitted Anil Kumar and his father Sheesh Pal, a resident of Hongal, Barwala on charges of dowry death under Section 304-B of the Indian Penal Code.

The defence counsel in the case, Anirudh Kush had pleaded that Anil’s wife, Sushma Devi, had committed suicide by hanging herself and the duo had no role in the incident and had never demanded a dowry.

The prosecution had in turn had pleaded that the two accused had demanded lakhs of rupees from Sushma Devi in dowry, which forced her to commit suicide .

After hearing the arguments the Sessions Judge Anita Chaudhary, acquitted the father-son duo of the charges under Section 304-B. The case dates back to May 30, 2009, when Sushma Devi was found dead at her home. On the compliant of Sushma’s family, police had registered a case against Anil and his father under Section 304-B of the Indian Penal Code. The two were later arrested by police and were presently out on a bail.

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