Girlfriend or concubine not liable for prosecution under Section 498A IPC: Andhra Pradesh High Court

The Court reiterated that only a relative of the husband by blood or marriage is liable for prosecution under Section 498A IPC, which criminalises the offence of cruelty to women.
Girlfriend or concubine not liable for prosecution under Section 498A IPC: Andhra Pradesh High Court
Andhra Pradesh High Court

The Andhra Pradesh High Court recently held that a husband’s girlfriend or concubine cannot be prosecuted under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as she is not connected with the husband by blood or marriage (Anumala Aruna Deepika v. State of Andhra Pradesh).

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