Merely because accused is liable under Section 498A does not mean he is guilty of abetment of suicide under Section 306: Kerala High Court

The Court also held that just because certain provisions under special acts shift the burden of proof on the accused, that doesn’t make those provisions unconstitutional.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday observed that merely because an accused has been held liable to be punished under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), does not automatically mean that he must also be held guilty of having abetted the commission of suicide by the woman concerned under Section 306 IPC [Ajayakumar & Anr. v State of Kerala].

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