Dowry death case cannot be quashed based on settlement between parties: Delhi High Court

Single-judge Justice Mukta Gupta said that demand for dowry is a social evil and the death of women due to the same is a crime against society.
Justice Mukta Gupta, Delhi High Court
Justice Mukta Gupta, Delhi High Court

Case registered for dowry death of wife cannot be quashed on the basis of settlement between accused and complainant, the Delhi High Court recently held while refusing to quash the first information report (FIR) registered against accused-husband after his wife died by suicide allegedly due to harassment for dowry [Dalbir Singh and Ors v State GNCT of Delhi and Anr].

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