Distant relatives fall within the scope of Section 498A IPC: Bombay High Court

The Court emphasized that the word 'relative' brings within its purview even distant relatives and that mental cruelty can be meted out even if they are not living in the same house as the victim.
Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court
Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court recently refused to quash a first information report (FIR) against distant relatives of a complainant's husband in a case of cruelty against wife under the Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). [Sunita Kumari and Ors vs State of Maharashtra and Anr.]

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