The Supreme Court has granted interim six-week bail to a person accused of dowry calls for and inflicting his spouse’s demise to permit him to deal with his three-year-old sick daughter. The courtroom famous the person’s father-in-law additionally wished the accused out for the sake of the kid.
“Considering the fact that the three-year-old daughter of the petitioner is suffering from Acute Bacillary Dysentery–C, anaemia and she needs optimum care and supervision, we deem it fit at this stage to release the petitioner on …interim bail for a period of six weeks,” mentioned a bench of justices Indira Banerjee and MR Shah on Tuesday.
The man’s spouse was in August final yr discovered hanging of their home in Agra. Her household claimed she was murdered for dowry. The man’s household maintained the girl died by suicide after two miscarriages. The couple had adopted the woman.
The father-in-law filed a dowry demise and harassment case towards the person. The Agra police concluded the girl died by suicide after being allegedly tortured for dowry.
The husband was arrested on August 7 final yr whereas the Allahabad excessive courtroom granted anticipatory bail to his mother and father, sister, and brother. His father-in-law challenged the bail within the Supreme Court.
In December final yr, the Supreme Court mentioned the suicide word of the girl was leaked to the media inside two days of her demise and that it compromised with the equity of the investigation. It cancelled the pre-arrest bail given to her in-laws and handed over the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation. “…the conduct of the investigation thus far diminishes this Court’s faith in directing a further investigation by the same authorities (Agra police),” it mentioned.
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who appeared for the accused, requested for an interim bail to make sure the well-being of his daughter. Rohatgi mentioned the person was in jail since August and this incarceration has taken a toll on his daughter.
The bench requested why he ought to be set free when the grandparents may deal with the kid. Rohatgi responded that he has checked with Sanjay Kharde, the lawyer for the kid’s grandfather, and that the latter supported the plea for bail for the sake of the kid.
Kharde echoed Rohatgi. “She has always stayed with her father and mother after her adoption. She does not eat properly, nor does she sleep well. The child has a depressive state of mind. She keeps asking about her father and mother. We are supporting this plea only in the interest of the child,” mentioned Kharde.
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