Mere allegations of harassment not sufficient to establish abetment of suicide offence: Bombay High Court

Single-judge Justice Anil Kilor said that there must be direct or indirect evidence to show that the accused harassed the deceased which instigated the person to commit to take the extreme step.
Bombay High Court Nagpur Bench
Bombay High Court Nagpur Bench

The Bombay High Court recently held that for establishing an offence of abetment of suicide under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), there should be direct or indirect evidence to show that the accused had instigated the deceased to commit the act and a mere allegation of harassment won't amount to abetment of suicide [Vitthal Chaudhari vs State of Maharashtra]

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