IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU
DATED THIS THE 27TH DAY OF JULY 2017
THE HON’ BLE MRS. JUSTICE RATHNAKALA
CRIMINAL PETITION NO.5470 OF 2017
Sri. Dinesh Raj
S/o R. Sunder Raj,
Aged about 23 years,
Residing at No.10,
Bengaluru – 560 084. ….PETITIONER.
(By Shri. A. Nancy Prince., Advocate)
State of Karnataka by
Represented by the
State Public Prosecutor,
High Court of Karnataka,
Bengaluru – 01.
(By Shri. S.Vishwamurthy, HCGP)
This Criminal petition is filed under Section 439 of
the Cr.P,.C., praying to enlarge the petitioner on bail in
Crime No.245/2017 of Madanayakanahally Police Station,
Bengaluru District, for the offence P/U/S 498A, 304B R/w
34 of IPC.
This petition coming on for Orders this day, the court
made the following:
The petitioner is accused in Crime No.245/2017 in
respect of the offence punishable under Sections. 304-B,
498-A read with 34 of the IPC. He is in judicial custody.
2. The allegation is, petitioner was married to the
deceased -Priya, aged 19 years, on 14/7/2016. At the
time of marriage, dowry of Rs.2,00,000/-, gold, silver and
other household articles were given by the parents of the
deceased and 2-3 months thereafter petitioner and his
mother started torturing the deceased for money. Though
the parents of the deceased gave a gold chain to pacify
them, still they persisted with the harassment. On
1/5/2017, the deceased informed her parents that she is
harassed for dowry. She was brought to the maternal
home on 29/05/2017. When she was alone in the house,
she committed suicide by hanging herself.
3. Having regard to the nature of allegation, it does
not warrant his continued judicial custody for the purpose
of further investigation. The second accused is on bail.
4. The petition is allowed, subject to the following
i) The petitioner is enlarged on bail on executing
a self bond for Rs.50,000/- with one surety for
the likesum to the satisfaction of the concerned
2) He shall appear before the investigating
officer whenever called for during further course
3) He shall not threaten or tamper the