Husband's extramarital affair not ground to assume dowry death under Section 304B IPC: Delhi High Court

The Court added that for invoking Section 304B of the IPC, not only should there be harassment "soon before" death, but the harassment should also be related to demand for dowry.
Delhi High Court
Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court recently observed that a husband’s extramarital affair or betting habits cannot be grounds to implicate him under Section 304B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which punishes dowry deaths of wife [Parul versus NCT Of Delhi].

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