Calcutta High Court sets aside conviction of man for cruelty, abetment of wife's suicide after 36 years

The Court said that if the wife of a poor potter is employed for some work like preparation of soil, that would not amount to torture attracting offence of abetment of suicide.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court recently allowed the appeal filed by a man who was convicted for cruelty to his wife and abetment of her suicide in 1987 [Bimal Paul v. State of West Bengal].

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