Not providing medical treatment does not amount to cruelty: Mumbai court acquits man, family accused of abetting wife's suicide

Additional Sessions Judge SM Takalikar also ruled that the general wear and tear within a family did not constitute cruelty towards the deceased.

A sessions court in Mumbai recently acquitted a man and four of his relatives of charges of domestic violence, dowry death and abetment of suicide of his wife, ruling that their failure to provide medical treatment to the woman did not amount to cruelty. [State of Maharashtra v. XYZ]

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