[Dowry Death] 'Soon before Death' under Section 304B IPC means proximate, not immediate: Supreme Court

The Court held that Section 304B would be attracted in a case where death was caused in suspicious circumstances and it had occurred within 6 months from the date of marriage.
[Dowry Death] 'Soon before Death' under Section 304B IPC means proximate, not immediate: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the phrase 'soon before her death' used in Section 304B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on dowry death must be interpreted to mean proximately before the death of the wife and not immediately prior to such death [Devender Singh and ors. v. State of Uttarakhand].

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