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Hazari Lal S/O Mangal Ram and anr. Vs. State of Rajasthan - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtRajasthan High Court
Decided On
Case NumberS.B. Criminal Revision No. 227 of 1984
Judge
Reported in1985(2)WLN578
AppellantHazari Lal S/O Mangal Ram and anr.
RespondentState of Rajasthan
DispositionPetition allowed
Excerpt:
.....apply his mind, and it seems that he has not gone through the entire record of the..........161, cr.p.c. and some letters alleged to have been written by hazarilal and the deceased smt. asha devi were also read over to me.2. the police has submitted challan against hazarilal, banwarilal, om prakash under section 306, ipc. the facts as alleged by the prosecution are that the deceased smt. asha devi was the married wife of omprakash. a report was lodged on 2-8-83 at 2 p.m. at the police station by omprakash son of bharat lal to the effect that at 7.30 a.m. he left his house for going to his office, and his wife was all alone at the house. at 11 a.m. subhash informed him that his wife has been burnt at his house. he came to the house along with 3-4 persons and saw that his wife was burning inside the house, the room was locked from inside and hearing the cries mohallawalas.....
Judgment:

Gopal Kishan Sharma, J.

1. I have perused the record of the trial Court. The statements of the witnesses recorded Under Section 161, Cr.P.C. and some letters alleged to have been written by Hazarilal and the deceased Smt. Asha Devi were also read over to me.

2. The police has submitted challan against Hazarilal, Banwarilal, Om Prakash Under Section 306, IPC. The facts as alleged by the prosecution are that the deceased Smt. Asha Devi was the married wife of Omprakash. A report was lodged on 2-8-83 at 2 p.m. at the police station by Omprakash son of Bharat Lal to the effect that at 7.30 a.m. he left his house for going to his office, and his wife was all alone at the house. At 11 a.m. Subhash informed him that his wife has been burnt at his house. He came to the house along with 3-4 persons and saw that his wife was burning inside the house, the room was locked from inside and hearing the cries Mohallawalas broke open the door and saw that Smt. Asha Devi was lying on the ground with burns. On the report, the ASI, Narendra Singh came to the spot and prepared inspection note and Panchnama of the dead body. It was found that Asha Devi closed herself inside the room and locked the room from inside. On account of the family dispute with her husband Omprakash, who used to harass her, she poured Kerosene oil on her and committed suicide. The matter was investigated and it was found that Smt. Asha Devi was married to Omprakash in the year 1982. Since her marriage, the members of her father-in-law's house used to harass her on the question of dowry. She was being harassed by her husband Omprakash, Banwarilal and Hazarilal. They used to tell her that she did not bring dowry with her. On account of harassment, she bolted the room from inside, poured kerosene oil on her body and committed suicide by burning herself. With these allegations the charge sheet has been submitted.

3. The learned Sessions Judge has framed charge against all the three accused persons for the offence Under Section 306, IPC. Against the order of framing charge, the present petitioners have come to this court in revision.

4. Mr. Dhankar learned counsel for the petitioner contends that there is no case made out against the present petitioners Hazarilal and Banwarilal. There should be some sort of evidence against them that they are responsible for committing suicide by Smt. Asha Devi.

5. I have gone through the statements recorded Under Section 161, Cr.P.C. on 2-8-83. Thereafter, there certain statements recorded on 7-8-83 of these very witnesses and in those statements something has been alleged against the petitioners. Five days before, the witnesses had nothing to say against the petitioners, but just after five days in their further evidence all sorts of allegations have been made against the petitioners. This shows the fairness of the investigation and in order to create some evidence further statements Under Section 161, Cr.P.C. have been recorded. From a perusal of the entire record, I can say that there is not an iota of evidence against the present petitioners to implicate them for abetting Smt. Asha Devi to commit suicide. The learned Sessions Judge has failed to apply his mind, and it seems that he has not gone through the entire record of the police. Only because the police has filed a challan, he has framed a charge against the petitioners. Otherwise, no case is made out against the petitioners, and the challan against them is baseless and false.

6. The revision petition is, therefore, accepted. The proceedings against the petitioners and the charge framed against them on 26-5-84 are quashed. The petitioners are on bail, and as such their bail bonds are cancelled.


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