Anticipatory bail denied in case of abetment of suicide

Anticipatory bail denied in case of abetment of suicide

Abetment of suicide is also a crime.

Anticipatory bail denied in case of abetment of suicide

A woman committed suicide 2 and half years back. Her sister-in-law was accused for forcing her to commit suicide.

Priya Gurnani Bajaj committed suicide 2 ½ years back by hanging herself in her in-laws’ house. Her father had expressed his doubts over this issue and registered a report in Goverdhan Vilas police station on 25th August 2015. As per his report, his daughter was forced to commit suicide. He also mentioned that his daughter was being mentally and physically tortured by her in-laws. Priya’s sister-in-law was the main accused in this case as she had been torturing Priya the most.

Harshita (sister-in-law) , accused in this case, d/o Nirmal Bajaj had applied for anticipatory bail. Since this was a case of abetment of suicide against Harshita, the bail plea was rejected by District and Session Judge on this Wednesday.

Abetment of suicide is an offence under section 306 & 107 of the Indian penal code, 1860. A woman may be driven to commit suicide due to excessive demands for dowry. A person is guilty of abetment when

  1. He instigates someone to commit suicide (or)
  2. He is part of a conspiracy to make a person commit suicide (or)
  3. He intentionally helps the victim to commit suicide by doing an act or by not doing something that he was bound to do.

In such cases, these provisions can be used to punish the offender.

(inputs taken from  relevant sources)

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