Bombay HC allows Quashing of FIR in a Pune Suicide Case

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Pune, 16th December 2022: A division bench of Bombay High Court allowed a petition of quashing of FIR filed u/s 306 of IPC to a case of abetment of suicide.


Advocate Aashutosh Srivastava who represented the accused Jairaj S said that the FIR and the chargesheet do not construe the ingredients of sec 306 of IPC (abetment to suicide) and sec 107 of IPC which defines abetment to constitute the offence alleged in the FIR.


Elaborating further Srivastava added that the FIR was registered against the accused for the abetment who befriended with a girl in his college near Saswad, Pune . The girl was later married to one Amol Lokhande in December 2018 by the insistence of her parents. She left her matrimonial house on January 7, 2019 without informing anybody and her whereabouts were not known. On January 18, 2019, she herself approached Swargate Police Station and made a statement that she was not willing to stay either at her matrimonial house or parental house due to her forceful marriage. She was then sent to one Women Rehabilitation centre by the police.


Later, her parents took her to the parental house where after staying for some days she committed suicide on Mar 20, 2019. The father of the deceased girl filed the FIR u/s 306 of IPC before Jejuri Police Station.


The accused was arrested by the police and was later granted bail. The accused thereafter approached Bombay High Court through Advocate Aashutosh Srivastava u/s 482 for the quashing of FIR and Chargesheet.


The bench of Justices Revati Mohite Dere and P.K. Chavan of Bomaby HC allowed the petition on December 15, 2022 and quashed the proceedings.