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I
NTHEHI
GHCOURTOFJ UDI
CATUREATBOMBAY
NAGPURBENCHATNAGPUR

CRI
MINALAPPEALNO.
391/
2015

RamraoKis
anRat hod,
aged45years
,Oc c.Ex-
Ser
vice
man,
R/oYojnaColonyNo.2,Washim,
Tq.Dis
t.Washim .
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..
APPELLANT

.
..
VERSUS.
..

Stat
eofMahar as
htrathrough
Poli
ceStat
ionOffi
cer,P.S.
Washim Ci
ty,Tq.Dist
.Was hi
m. .
..
RESPONDENT

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Mr.S.D.Chande,Adv ocateforappell
ant.
Mr.V.A.Thakare,A.P.P.forres
pondent.
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CORAM: -V.M.DESHPANDE,J .
DATED: -04.01.2020.

ORALJ
UDGMENT

1. Pr
ese
ntappe
ali
sdi
rec
ted agai
nstt
hej
udgme
ntand

or
derofc
onv
ict
ionpas
sedbyl
ear
nedAddi
ti
onalSe
ssi
onsJ
udge
,

Was
him dat
ed03.
09.
2015i
nSe
ssi
onsTr
ialNo.
130/
2013.Byt
he

s
aidj
udgme
ntandor
derofc
onv
ict
ion,appe
llants
tandsc
onv
ict
ed

f
oranof
fenc
epuni
shabl
eunde
rSe
cti
on305oft
heI
ndi
anPe
nal

Code(
IPC)andi
sdi
rec
tedt
osuf
ferr
igor
ousi
mpr
isonme
ntf
ort
en

y
ear
sandt
opayaf
ineofRs
.10,
000/
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nde
faul
ttos
uff
ers
impl
e

i
mpr
isonme
ntf
ors
ixmont
hs.

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2. He
ardMr
.Chande
,le
arne
dcouns
elf
orappe
llanta
nd

Mr
.Thakar
e,l
ear
nedA.
P.P.f
orr
esponde
nt-
Stat
e.Wi
thas
sis
tanc
e

ofbot
hthel
ear
nedc
ouns
el,Ihav
egonet
hrought
her
ecor
dand

pr
oce
edi
ngs
.Bot
hthe l
ear
nedc
ouns
els
ubmi
tt
edt
hei
rcas
es

v
ehe
ment
lyandpr
aye
dfort
hei
rre
spe
cti
ver
eli
efs
.

3. Rame
shwarChav
han(
PW9)
,whi
lehewasdi
schar
ging

hi
sdut
iesasPol
iceSubI
nspe
ctor(
PSI
)atPol
iceSt
ati
on,Was
him,

s
ent one Pol
ice Cons
tabl
e Ume
sh Bi
bekar t
o Ci
vilHos
pit
al,

Was
himt
o pr
ote
cta de
ad body
. On 25.
10.
2012,Rame
shwar

Chav
an c
arr
iedi
nque
stpanc
hanama (
Exh.
36) i
n pr
ese
nce of

panc
hawi
tne
ss Subhas
hChav
an(
PW3)
. Dur
ingt
hec
our
seof

pr
epar
ingi
nque
stpanc
hana
ma,onec
hitwasf
oundi
nthel
efts
ide

poc
ketoft
hes
hir
toft
hede
ceas
ed. Thes
amewass
eiz
edunde
r

s
eiz
urepanc
hana
ma(
Exh.
-37)
.Thec
hit(
Exh.
-28)i
sav
ail
abl
eon

r
ecor
d. The c
hit was c
ont
aini
ng r
eci
tal
sthat t
he de
ceas
ed

c
ommi
tt
eds
uic
idebe
ingf
edupbyhar
ass
mentandi
llt
reat
mentat

t
hehandsoft
heappe
llant
.PSIChav
an(
PW9)al
sopr
epar
eds
pot

panc
hanama(
Exh.
-59)
. Whi
lepr
epar
ings
potpanc
hanama, t
wo

not
ebookswe
res
eiz
edf
rom t
hedr
awi
ngr
oom oft
hehous
eoft
he

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de
ceas
ed. Pooj
a(PW2)
,si
ste
roft
he de
ceas
ed,i
nfor
medt
hat

t
hos
enot
ebooksar
eoft
hede
ceas
ed.

4. I
nthe me
anwhi
le,Sandi
p Pawar (
PW1)
,mat
ernal

unc
leoft
hede
ceas
ed,l
odge
dawr
it
tenc
ompl
aint(
Exh.
26)
. On

t
hebas
isoft
hewr
it
tenc
ompl
aint
,Var
shaMat
e(PW7)
,re
gis
ter
ed

t
hec
rimeagai
nstt
heappe
llantv
ideCr
imeNo.
220/
2012f
ort
he

of
fenc
epuni
shabl
eunde
rSe
cti
on306oft
heI
PC.

5. Af
terr
egi
str
ati
onofc
rime
,inv
est
igat
ionwast
ake
nup

byRame
shwarChav
an(
PW9)
.Hec
onduc
tedus
uali
nve
sti
gat
ion

and al
sos
entt
hes
uic
idenot
eal
ongwi
tht
henot
ebookt
othe

handwr
it
inge
xpe
rt.Af
terc
ompl
eti
onofi
nve
sti
gat
ion,c
har
gewas

f
rame
dfort
heof
fenc
epuni
shabl
eunde
rSe
cti
on306oft
heI
PC.

Appe
llantde
nie
dthec
har
geandc
lai
medf
orhi
str
ial
.Inor
dert
o

pr
ovei
tsc
har
ge,pr
ose
cut
ione
xami
nedi
nal
lte
nwi
tne
sse
sand

al
sor
eli
edonv
ari
ousdoc
ume
ntse
spe
cial
lys
uic
idenot
e(Ex
h.-
28)
.

Dur
ingt
hec
our
seoft
ri
al,c
har
gewasal
ter
edandt
heappe
llant

wasc
har
gedf
ort
heof
fenc
epuni
shabl
eunde
rSe
cti
on305oft
he

I
PC,l
ooki
ngt
othef
actt
hatt
hede
ceas
edwasonl
y16y
ear
sofage

att
het
imeofc
ommi
ssi
onofs
uic
ide
.

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6. Dr
.Swat
iGi
ri(
PW6)
,att
her
ele
vantt
ime
,waswor
king

asGov
ernme
ntMe
dialOf
fi
cer
. On 25.
10.
2012,s
hec
onduc
ted

aut
ops
yont
hede
adbodyofPav
anRat
hod.Noe
xte
rnali
njur
ies

we
ref
ound on t
hede
ad body
. Howe
ver
,shenot
ice
dint
ernal

i
njur
iesi
.e.f
rac
tur
eofpos
ter
iorhor
nsoft
hyr
oidc
art
il
age
.She

al
sof
ound mar
kss
ituat
ed abov
ethe l
eve
loft
hyr
oidc
art
il
age

be
twe
enl
ary
nxandc
hin.Thepr
obabl
ecaus
eofde
athi
sther
esul
t

ofas
phy
xia due t
o hangi
ng. She pr
ove
d pos
tmor
tem r
epor
t

(
Exh.
-47)
.

I
nvi
ew oft
heme
dic
ale
vide
nce
,iti
scl
eart
hatPav
an

me
tunnat
uralde
athduet
ost
epwhi
chhet
ookt
ohanghi
mse
lf.

7. Theque
sti
on t
hatt
hisCour
tisr
equi
redt
oans
weri
s

whe
the
rappe
llanti
sre
spons
ibl
eand/
orhasabe
tte
dcommi
ssi
on

ofs
uic
ideofde
ceas
edPav
an,asc
lai
medbyt
hepr
ose
cut
ion.

8. I
nor
dert
opr
ovei
tsc
har
geofabe
tme
nt,pr
ose
cut
ion

hase
xami
nedSandi
pPawar(
PW1)
,Pooj
aRat
hod(
PW2)
,Re
nuka

Pawar(
PW8)andal
sor
eli
edons
uic
idenot
e(Ex
h.-
28)
.

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Sandi
p(PW1)i
smat
erna
lunc
leofde
ceas
edwhe
reas

Pooj
a(PW2)i
sre
als
ist
erofde
ceas
ed. Re
nuka(
PW8)i
smat
ernal

gr
andmot
herofde
ceas
ed. Al
lthe
set
hre
ewi
tne
sse
shav
etur
ned

hos
til
e.Howe
ver
,tor
eac
htot
het
rut
h,t
hei
rev
ide
ncei
sre
qui
red

t
obes
een.

9. Sandi
p(PW1)whohasl
odge
dhi
swr
it
tenr
epor
t(Ex
h.-

26)ont
hebas
isofwhi
chpr
int
edFI
R(Ex
h.-
27)waspr
epar
edby

PSIVar
shaMat
e(PW7)
.Inaddi
ti
ont
othe
set
hre
ecl
ose
lyr
elat
ed

wi
tne
sse
soft
he de
ceas
ed,t
he pr
ose
cut
ion hasal
soe
xami
ned

He
mantDonga
re(
PW4)
,fr
iendoft
hede
ceas
edandhi
s mot
her

As
haDongar
e(PW5)
.The
yhav
eful
lys
uppor
tedt
hepr
ose
cut
ion

c
ase
.Aspe
rther
epor
t,mar
riageoft
heappe
llantt
ookpl
acewi
th

Kav
itai
nthey
ear1991andf
rom t
hei
rwe
dloc
k,t
hec
oupl
ewas

hav
ing t
wo daught
ersand one s
on.Son wasde
ceas
ed Pav
an

whe
reast
wodaught
erswe
rePooj
a(PW2)andAr
ti
.Ac
cor
dingt
o

t
her
epor
t,appe
llantwashabi
tuat
edt
oli
quorandwasadr
unkar
d.

Ac
cor
dingt
otheFI
R,unde
rthei
nfl
uenc
eofl
iquor
,heus
edt
o

t
akeupquar
rel
swi
thhi
swi
feKav
itaandal
sous
edt
omal
tr
eathi
s

t
hre
epr
oge
ny.Ac
cor
dingt
other
epor
t,t
heappe
llant
’sbe
hav
iour

wasnar
rat
edbyt
hede
ceas
ed.

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10. Sandi
p(PW1)hast
urne
dhos
til
eanddi
dst
atebe
for
e

t
heCour
tast
owhys
aidnar
rat
ioni
sme
nti
one
dint
heFI
R.I
nmy

v
iew,t
hes
aid as
pec
tisr
ight
lyc
ons
ide
red byt
hel
ear
nedt
ri
al

Cour
tbyobs
erv
ingt
hatt
her
epor
t(Ex
h.26)wasawr
it
tenr
epor
t.

The
ref
ore
,hec
annotc
lai
mignor
anc
e. Obv
ious
ly,i
tappe
arst
hat

t
osav
eski
noft
heappe
llant
,hehast
urne
dhos
til
e.Ev
ent
hough

t
hewi
tne
sse
shav
etur
nedhos
til
e,t
heCour
tsar
enotbar
redf
rom

e
val
uat
ingt
hei
rre
spe
cti
vee
vide
ncet
ore
acht
othec
onc
lus
ionas

t
owhe
the
rthepe
rsonc
har
gedhasc
ommi
tt
edt
heof
fenc
eornot
.

Appr
eci
ati
onoft
hee
vide
nceofhos
til
ewi
tne
sshast
obedoneby

Cour
twi
ths
ames
tandar
dwhe
ntheCour
tse
val
uat
ethee
vide
nce

oft
hepr
ose
cut
ion wi
tne
sse
swho s
uppor
tthepr
ose
cut
ion c
ase

wi
thac
ave
att
hatwhi
leappr
eci
ati
ngt
hee
vide
nceofs
uchhos
til
e

wi
tne
sse
s,t
heCour
tsmus
tputi
tse
lft
othes
tri
ctguar
dands
houl
d

nots
wayawaywi
tht
hee
vide
nce
,asadduc
edbys
uchwi
tne
sse
s

whodonots
uppor
tthepr
ose
cut
ion.

11. Ev
ide
nceofVi
nodkumar(
PW10)
,wasAs
sis
tantSt
ate

Exami
nerofDoc
ume
ntsofCI
D,c
lear
lys
howst
hatt
hehandwr
it
ing

i
nsui
cidenot
e(Ex
h.-
28)i
side
nti
calt
othehandwr
it
ingi
nthe

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not
ebookwhi
chwe
reofde
ceas
edPav
an.Fr
om opi
nion(
Exh.
88)

ofVi
nodkumar(
PW10)andc
ros
s-e
xami
nat
ionoft
hishandwr
it
ing

e
xpe
rt,i
tisc
rys
talc
leart
hathi
sev
ide
ncei
snotatal
lchal
lenge
d

dur
ingt
hec
our
seoft
ri
albyt
hede
fenc
e.

12. Ev
ide
nceofHe
mant(
PW4)woul
dshow t
hatde
ceas
ed

washi
sfr
iend. Hi
sev
ide
ncewoul
dshow t
hatappe
llantandhi
s

wi
feus
edt
oquar
reli
nte
rse
.Theappe
llantus
edt
obeunde
rthe

i
nfl
uenc
eofl
iquor
.

Aspe
rhi
sev
ide
nce
,on t
hedat
eofi
nci
denti
.e.on

24.
10.
2012,i
twast
hedayofDas
her
a.Heandde
ceas
edwe
ntf
or

f
etc
hing Mango l
eav
esand Mar
igol
dfl
owe
rs. The
reaf
ter
,the

de
ceas
edwe
ntt
oat
tendhi
stui
ti
on. Hi
sev
ide
ncewoul
dfur
the
r

s
how t
hatat02.
00 p.
m.,he r
ece
ive
d a phone c
allf
rom t
he

de
ceas
edr
eque
sti
nghi
mtogot
omov
iehal
ltov
iewt
hemov
ie

c
all
ed“
Stude
ntoft
heYe
ar”andt
her
eaf
tert
hey
,ont
hemot
orc
ycl
e

oft
hede
ceas
ed,we
ntt
othec
ine
mahal
l. Hi
sev
ide
ncewoul
d

s
how t
hatt
her
eaf
tert
hede
ceas
ed pur
chas
ed ne
wje
rki
n andat

6.
30p.
m.t
heyr
etur
nedt
ohomeandt
heywe
rec
hit
-chat
ti
ngi
n

f
rontofhi
shous
eforabout15mi
nut
es. Lat
eron,bot
hoft
hem

we
ntt
othe
irr
espe
cti
vepl
ace
s. Aspe
rthee
vide
nceofHe
mant

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(
PW4)
,af
ter15mi
nut
es,hegott
hei
nfor
mat
iont
hatt
hede
ceas
ed

hasc
ommi
tt
eds
uic
ide
.

13. As
ha(
PW5)mot
herofHe
mantal
sode
pos
edf
rom t
he

wi
tne
ssboxt
hatappe
llantwasadr
unkar
dthoughs
hec
lai
msi
n

he
rev
ide
ncet
hatt
her
e us
edt
o be f
reque
ntquar
rel
sbe
twe
en

appe
llantandde
ceas
ed.Ont
hes
aidas
pec
t,e
vide
nceofHe
mant

i
scons
pic
uous
lys
il
ent
.Hadt
her
eus
edt
obequar
rel
sbe
twe
ent
he

appe
llantandt
hede
ceas
ed,i
twoul
dnothav
emi
sse
dfr
om t
he

not
iceofHe
mant
,be
ingac
los
efr
iendoft
hede
ceas
ed.

Fr
om t
he e
vide
nce ofAs
ha,i
tisc
lea
rthathe
rson

He
mantwase
lde
rthande
ceas
edasatt
her
ele
vantt
ime
,He
mant

wass
tudy
i n12th s
ngi tandar
dwhe
reast
hede
ceas
edwass
tudy
ing

n9th s
i tandar
d. Whati
simpor
tantt
onot
efr
om t
hee
vide
nceof

As
hai
sthats
hewasknowi
ngt
hatt
hede
ceas
edus
edt
oal
way
s

r
emai
n de
pre
sse
d apar
tfr
om t
hef
actt
hats
hehasne
vers
een

pe
rsonal
lyt
heappe
llantbe
ati
ngPawan.

14. I
tisnot
ewor
thyt
ome
nti
onhe
ret
hatt
hee
vide
nceof

He
mant(
PW4)s
howst
hef
oll
owi
ngr
eci
tal
s:


Aft
erenter
ing t
heCour
t,Ihavegonet
hrough my
s
tat
ement
.”

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Fr
om t
heaf
ore
sai
dev
ide
ncei
tisc
lea
rthatHe
manthad

r
eadt
hepr
evi
ouss
tat
eme
ntswhi
chi
simpe
rmi
ssi
blei
nvi
ew oft
he

l
aw l
aid down by t
his Cour
tin Sur
eshs
/o Pur
ushot
tam

As
htankar.
vs.TheSt
ateofMahar
asht
raand anr
.;r
epor
tedi
n

2015ALLMR(
Cri
)4243.

15. I
nthebac
kdr
opoft
hee
vide
nceofAs
habai(
PW5)
,now

l
etuss
crut
ini
zee
vide
nce ofPooj
a(PW2)ast
he wi
tne
sswas

t
hor
oughl
ycr
oss
-ex
ami
nedbyt
hel
ear
nedA.
P.P.f
ort
heSt
atewho

wasi
nchar
geoft
hebr
ief
. Fr
om t
hee
vide
nce
,iti
scl
eart
haton

24.
10.
2012i
.e.ont
hedat
eofi
nci
denti
tse
lf,de
ceas
edwi
thdr
ew

Rs
.12,
000/
-fr
om t
heac
countofappe
llantf
rom Aut
omat
edTe
lle
r

Mac
hine (
ATM) f
or hous
ehol
d e
xpe
nse
s and out of t
hat

Rs
.11,
000/
-wasgi
ven by hi
m t
o Pooj
a(PW2)f
orhous
ehol
d

e
xpe
nse
s and Rs
.1,
000/
-was ke
ptby de
ceas
ed hi
mse
lf.Thi
s

e
vide
nceofPooj
a,i
nmyv
iew,hasar
ingoft
rut
hinas
muc
hast
he

e
vide
nceofHe
mant(
PW4)on t
hedayofi
nci
denti
nthenoon

hour
s,t
hede
ceas
edmadeaphonec
allt
oHe
mantandas
kedhi
m

t
o ac
company f
orwat
chi
ng a mov
iei
nthe c
ine
ma hal
land

t
her
eaf
terhepur
chas
edane
wje
rki
n.Thats
howst
hatde
ceas
ed

washav
ings
uff
ici
entmone
ywi
thhi
m apar
tfr
om t
hef
actt
hatt
his

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10 apeal391.15.odt

duowe
ntt
oci
nemahal
landpur
chas
edc
lot
hesont
hemot
orc
ycl
e

ofde
ceas
edt
hats
howst
hatde
ceas
edwashav
inghi
smot
orc
ycl
e

and t
her
efor
e,i
n myv
iew,i
tdoe
snotl
iei
nthemout
h oft
he

pr
ose
cut
iont
hatt
hede
ceas
edwass
ubj
ect
edt
ode
nialoft
hebas
ic

ame
nit
iesi
nhi
sdayt
odayl
if
e.Ev
ene
vide
nceofRe
nuka(
PW8)
,

mat
ernalgr
andmot
heri
sve
ryc
lea
r.I
nthec
ros
s-e
xami
nat
ionby

t
hel
ear
nedA.
P.P.
,iti
sbr
oughtonr
ecor
dthathi
sdaught
eri
.e.

mot
heroft
hede
ceas
edandwi
feoft
heappe
llantwasaps
ychi
c

pat
ient
.The
ref
ore
,de
ceas
edus
edt
obeunde
rgr
eatme
ntals
tre
ss.

I
tisan admi
tt
ed pos
iti
on on r
ecor
dthatKav
ita,wi
fe oft
he

appe
llant
,wasme
ntal
lydi
stur
beds
inc
elongandhasnot
hingt
o

dowi
thdr
inki
nghabi
toft
heappe
llant
.Ift
hatbes
o,i
fhi
smot
her

i
shav
ing me
ntaldi
stur
banc
es,he
rchi
ld Pav
an,woul
d al
so be

unde
rme
ntals
tre
ssand,i
n myv
iew,t
hisi
sthemos
tnat
ural

phe
nome
non.

16. The l
aw on abe
tme
nt t
ocommi
tsui
cide i
s we
ll

c
rys
tal
li
zedbynume
rousde
cis
ionsoft
heHon’
bleApe
xCour
tas

we
llast
hisCour
t. Se
cti
on107oft
heI
PCde
fine
sabe
tme
ntofa

t
hing,whi
chr
eadst
hus
:

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11 apeal391.15.odt

“107.Abetmentofat
hing.
—Aper
sonabet
sthedoi
ng
ofathing,who—

Fi
rst— I
nst
igat
esanyper
sont
odot
hatt
hing;or

Sec ondly—Engageswi t
honeormor eotherpersonor
pers onsinanyc ons
pir
ac yf
ort hedoingofthatthi
ng,
ifanac tori
llegalomis
siontakespl
aceinpursuanceof
thatc onspi
racy,and in or
dert ot he doi
ng ofthat
thing;or

Thi
rdly— I nt
enti
onal
ly ai
ds,by any ac
tori
ll
egal
omis
sion,t
hedoingoft
hatthing.

17. Theonl
ydi
ff
ere
ncebe
twe
enSe
cti
ons305and306of

t
heI
ndi
anPe
nalCodei
sthatSe
cti
on305i
sapuni
shi
ngs
ect
ion

f
orabe
tti
ngani
nsaneorac
hil
dwhe
reasSe
cti
on306oft
heI
PCi
s

apuni
shi
ngs
ect
ionf
ort
heac
cus
edwhoabe
tte
danyot
herpe
rson

t
ocommi
tsui
ci
de.Howe
ver
,in my v
iew,t
he par
ame
ter
sfor

de
cidi
ngt
hef
actunde
rSe
cti
on305andSe
cti
on306oft
heI
PCar
e

i
dent
ical
.

18. nFa
I therPet
erPaulAnt
onyVs
.St
ateofMahar
asht
ra,

r
epor
te n2014ALLMR (
di Cri
)3429,i
npar
agr
aphnos
.20and

21,t
hisCour
tobs
erv
edt
hus
:

“20. Inthel i
ghtofabovefac
tsands
ettl
edlegal
posi
ti
on,iti s not
ed thateven i
fa pers
on would
commitsui
cidebecauseofcert
ainact
soft
heac c
used,

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the ac c
us ed cannot be s aidt o have c ommi tted
abetment of s uici
de by t he dec eas ed unles st he
accus edwoul dint
end,whi l
ec ausings uchac tstot he
vict
im,t hathe/shes houl dcommi ts uicide.Ass uch,it
isnec essaryforthepr os ecut
iont oes tablishthatbyhi s
acts,t heappl i
cant/ac cused c ouldr eas onablyf oresee
thatbec auseofhi sc onduc t,t hevi ctim wasal mos t
certain oratl east
,qui t
el ikelyt oc ommi ts ui
c i
de.
Unles sthisisestabl
ished,aper s onc annotbec har ged
ofhavi ng abetted c ommi s
s i
on ofs uici
de,even i f
,
suicidehasbeenc ommi tt
edasar esul tofs omeoft he
actsc ommi t
tedbytheac c
used.
I
nthecaseofSanj u(supra)
,iti
ss eenthat
eveni nthecas
ewher et heaccus
edhadut t
eredwor ds
suc h as "
go and die"i n abusi
ve and humi l
iat
ing
language which, al
legedly, l
ed toc ommi tt
ing of
suicide,itwashel dt hatitwoul d notamountt o
insti
gati
on and consequently,there would be no
offenceofabet
mentofs uici
de.

21. I
n t he appl i
cation on hand, t herei s
absolutel
ynoevi dencet oes tabli
shthatont hedayof
inci
dent or i mmedi ately pr ior to the dec eased
commi tti
ng sui c
ide, appl ic
ant has i nsti
gated or
abetteddeceasedt ocommi tthes ame.Inthatview of
the mat ter
, appl i
cant c annot be at t
ri
buted t he
requisi
temensr eas oast ohol dhi m gui
lt
yasabet tor
.
Thisappearstobef undament aldefecti
nt hec aseof
prosecuti
on and i tdoesnots pel
loutany of f
ence
punishableunderSec t
ion305ofI ndi
anPenalCode.

19. Thus
,Iam oft
he v
iewt
hatt
he de
ceas
ed wasnot

de
nie
danybas
icame
nit
iest
ohi
sli
febyt
heappe
llant
. Fur
the
r,

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13 apeal391.15.odt

t
houghi
tist
hec
aseoft
hepr
ose
cut
iont
hatt
hede
ceas
edus
edt
o

pr
ose
cut
ehi
sst
udi
es,t
her
eisnot
hingbr
oughtonr
ecor
dtos
how

t
hatatanypoi
ntoft
ime
,thede
ceas
edwasde
clar
eduns
ucc
ess
ful

i
nanyofhi
sac
ade
micy
ear
.Int
hel
ightofe
vide
nceofHe
mant

(
PW4)andPooj
a(PW2)
,iti
scl
eart
hatt
her
ewasnoobj
ect
ionf
or

t
hede
ceas
ede
vent
owi
thdr
aw hugeamount
sfr
om t
heac
countof

appe
llantbyus
ingATM t
hought
hede
ceas
ed,whowasonl
yint
he

9th s
tandar
d. Notonl
ythat
,thi
sev
ide
ncewoul
dshow t
hatt
he

de
ceas
ed wasal
sope
rmi
tt
edt
ore
tai
nanamountofRs
.1,
000/
-

andl
ooki
ngt
ohi
sage
,inmyv
iew,i
tisav
eryhugeamount
.The

admi
tt
edpos
iti
onal
sos
peakst
hatt
hemot
heroft
hede
ceas
edwas

a ps
ychi
c pat
ienthav
ing not
hing t
o do wi
th dr
inki
ng oft
he

appe
llant
. The
ref
ore
,he us
edt
o be al
way
sunde
rde
pre
sse
d

c
ondi
ti
on. Di
ff
ere
ntpe
rsonsmayr
eac
tdi
ff
ere
ntl
ytot
hes
ame

s
ituat
ion. The
ref
ore
,me
rel
ybe
caus
ethede
ceas
edbywr
it
inga

not
e me
nti
oni
ng aboutt
he dr
inki
ng habi
tofhi
sfat
her and

c
ommi
tt
eds
uic
ide
,in my v
iew,i
tcannotbe t
reat
ed asan

abe
tme
nt,e
spe
cial
lywhe
nthepr
ose
cut
ione
vide
ncef
all
sshor
tto

s
how t
hatt
her
e us
edt
o be i
llt
reat
mentatt
he handsoft
he

appe
llantunde
rthei
nfl
uenc
eofl
iquort
othede
ceas
eds
oast
o

dr
ivet
hede
ceas
edt
otaket
hee
xtr
emes
tepofhi
sli
fe.

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14 apeal391.15.odt

I
nmyv
iew,t
hel
ear
nedJ
udgeoft
heCour
tbe
low has

s
way
edawaywi
tht
hef
actt
hatt
hede
ceas
edboywasr
equi
redt
o

c
ommi
tsui
ci
def
oranadmi
tt
edpos
iti
ont
hatt
heappe
llantwasa

dr
unkar
d.Me
rel
ydr
inki
ngc
anne
verbeanabe
tme
ntf
orape
rson

t
ocommi
tsui
ci
de.

20. Onr
eappr
eci
ati
onoft
hee
nti
repr
ose
cut
ionc
ase
,Iam

oft
heopi
niont
hatt
heappe
llanti
sre
qui
redt
obeac
qui
tt
edoft
he

c
har
gef
orwhi
chhehasf
ace
dthet
ri
al.Cons
eque
ntl
y,Ipas
sthe

f
oll
owi
ngor
der
.

ORDER

(
i) Theappe
ali
sal
lowe
d.

(
ii
) J
udgme
ntandor
derdat
ed30.
09.
2015pas
sed

byAddi
ti
onalSe
ssi
onsJ
udge
,Was
himi
nSe
ssi
onsTr
ial

No.
130/
2013,i
squas
hedands
etas
ide
.

(
ii
i) Appe
llant
-Ramr
ao Ki
san Rat
hod i
sac
qui
tt
ed

oft
he of
fenc
e puni
shabl
e unde
r Se
cti
on 305 oft
he

I
ndi
anPe
nalCode
.

(
iv) Theappe
llanti
sonbai
l.Hi
sbai
lbondss
tand

c
anc
ell
ed.

J
UDGE
kahal
e

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