Calling wife 'Bhoot', 'Pisach' not cruelty under Section 498A IPC: Patna High Court

Justice Bibek Chaudhuri stressed that in failed marriages, filthy language does not always come within the ambit of cruelty.
Patna High Court
Patna High Court

A husband abusing his wife by calling her "Bhoot" (ghost) and "Pisach" (flesh eating demon) will not by itself amount to 'cruelty' under Section 498A (cruelty towards wife by husband or his relatives) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Patna High Court recently said [XYZ v ABC].

Loading content, please wait...
Bar and Bench - Indian Legal news