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Karthi S vs State By Rajajinagar P S on 3 January, 2019

CRL.P.NO.7672/2018
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IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU

DATED THIS THE 3RD DAY OF JANUARY 2019

BEFORE

THE HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE K.S.MUDAGAL

CRIMINAL PETITION NO.7672 OF 2018

BETWEEN:

KARTHI S.
S/O SANJEEVI
AGED ABOUT 34 YEARS
R/O 1024/13, 2ND FLOOR
10TH MAIN, PRAKASHNAGARA
BANGALORE – 560 010 …PETITIONER

(BY SRI V.LAKSHMIKANTHA RAO, ADV.)

AND

STATE BY RAJAJINAGAR P.S.
REP. BY STATE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA
BANGALORE – 560 001 …RESPONDENT

(BY SMT. NAMITHA MAHESH B.G., HCGP)

******

THIS CRIMINAL PETITION IS FILED UNDER SECTION 439
OF CR.P.C PRAYING TO ENLARGE THE PETITIONER ON BAIL IN
CR.NO.135/2018 OF RAJAJINAGAR P.S., BANGALORE FOR THE
OFFENCE P/U/S 498A, 304B R/W 34 OF IPC AND SEC.3, 4 OF
D.P. ACT.

THIS CRIMINAL PETITION COMING ON FOR ORDERS THIS
DAY, THE COURT MADE THE FOLLOWING:
CRL.P.NO.7672/2018
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ORDER

Rajajinagar Police have charge sheeted the petitioner

in Crime No.135/2018 of their Police Station for the

offences punishable under Sections 498A and 304B of IPC

and Sections 3 4 of Dowry Prohibition Act.

2. Marriage of the petitioner and deceased Mamatha

was solemnized on 27.8.2015. She committed suicide in

the house of the petitioner on 17.6.2018 by hanging

herself. Father of the deceased filed complaint against

petitioner, his sister and brother-in-law alleging that all of

them subjected the victim to physical and mental cruelty

in connection with their unlawful demand. While filing

the charge sheet, accused Nos.2 and 3 were dropped.

3. The allegation against the petitioner is that he

subjected the deceased to physical and mental cruelty in

connection with his unlawful demand and suspecting her

fidelity. There was no previous complaint of dowry

harassment. There were no external injuries on the dead

body of the deceased Mamatha.

CRL.P.NO.7672/2018
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4. Whether the alleged cruelty of the petitioner to the

deceased could drive a person of ordinary prudence to

commit suicide is a matter to be decided on trial.

Petitioner is in judicial custody since six months. Under

these circumstances, it is a fit case to grant bail with

suitable conditions. Therefore, the petition is allowed.

Petitioner is granted bail in Crime No.135/2018 of

Rajajinagar Police Station, Bengaluru City, subject to the

following conditions:

1) The petitioner shall execute personal bond
in a sum of Rs.50,000/- and furnish two
sureties in the like-sum to the satisfaction
of the concerned Court for his
appearance;

2) He shall appear before the Court as and
when required for the purpose of trial;

3) He shall not tamper the prosecution
witnesses in any manner.

Sd/-

JUDGE

KNM/-

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