Mere unnatural death of wife in matrimonial home within 7 years of marriage not enough to convict husband for dowry death: Supreme Court

The cruelty or harassment meted out to a woman has to be soon before her death in order to establish the offence of dowry death, the Court said.
Justices Abhay S Oka and Rajesh Bindal
Justices Abhay S Oka and Rajesh Bindal

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the mere fact that a wife died under unnatural circumstances in her matrimonial home within seven years of marriage will not by itself be sufficient to convict the husband for dowry death [Charan Singh @ Charanjit Singh v. State of Uttarakhand].

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