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Supreme Court grants 6 weeks bail to dowry murder accused to look after daughter

The Supreme Court has granted 6 weeks interim bail to a dowry-demanding murder accused to look after a three-year-old daughter. The court said that the maternal grandfather of the girl also wanted to take out the accused so that the girl could be taken care of. It is being told that there is no one at this time to take care of the girl child and the girl is also suffering from some diseases. Therefore, the father-in-law of the accused also expressed his support before the Supreme Court for bail on this ground.

A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and MR Shah said on Tuesday, “Keeping in view the fact that the three-year-old daughter of the petitioner is suffering from Acute Bacillary Dysentery-C, Anemia and needs care. Weeks is releasing on interim bail.”

The accused is a doctor by profession, his deceased wife was also a doctor. Please tell that the father-in-law had filed a case against his son-in-law for other crimes including murder and harassment by demanding dowry.

The wife of the accused was found hanging in her Agra house in August last year. The girl’s family claims that she was murdered for dowry. The family of the accused said that the woman died of suicide. The woman had two miscarriages after which the couple adopted the girl.

The father-in-law had filed a case of dowry death and harassment against his son-in-law. Following which the Agra Police concluded that the woman committed suicide after she was allegedly tortured for dowry. The husband was arrested on August 7 last year, while the Allahabad High Court granted anticipatory bail to his parents, sister and brother. His father-in-law had challenged the bail in the Supreme Court.

In December last year, the Supreme Court said that the woman’s suicide note was leaked to the media within two days of her death. Thereafter, the pre-arrest bail granted to the in-laws was canceled and the investigation was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.


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