Victim under SC/ST Act includes family members of person who suffered harm, can take part in proceedings: Karnataka HC

The Court observed that as per Section 15A(5) of the Act, the right to participate in any court proceedings is conferred upon a victim or his/her dependents.
Karnataka HC sketch
Karnataka HC sketch

The Kalaburagi Bench of the Karnataka High Court recently observed that a victim under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 [SC/ST Act] would include the victim's family members and dependents (Marenna @ Mareppa v. State).

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