Depriving cancer treatment to wife for not bringing dowry amounts to cruelty: Jharkhand High Court

A Bench of Justice Ambuj Nath upheld the conviction of the accused-husband one Sanjay Kumar Rai, finding him guilty of committing cruelty against his wife.
Jharkhand High Court and Section 498A
Jharkhand High Court and Section 498A

The Jharkhand High Court recently ruled that failing to provide adequate medical assistance to one's spouse so as to pressurize her for dowry would fall within the scope of cruelty as defined in Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). [Sanjay Kumar Rai & Ors v State & Ors]

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