IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU
DATED THIS THE 3RD DAY OF APRIL, 2017
THE HON’ BLE MRS. JUSTICE RATHNAKALA
Criminal Petition No.1741/2017
Shri. Naveen Kumar K,
S/o Karunakara Shetty,
Aged about 40 years,
R/at Kattinamane Village,
N.R. Pura Taluk,
Chikkamagaluru District – 562 101.
(By Sri. M.S. Shyam Sundar, Advocate)
The State of Karnataka
By N.R. Pura Police,
Represented by SPP,
High Court of Karnataka,
Bangalore – 01.
(By Sri. B.J. Eshwarappa, HCGP)
This Petition is filed under Section 439 of Cr.P.C. praying
to enlarge the petitioner on bail in Cr.No.10/2017 of N.R. Pura
Police Station, Chikmagaluru District for the offences P/U/S
498A, 306 of IPC.
This Petition coming on for orders this day, the Court
made the following:
The respondent police have registered a case
against the petitioner in Cr.No.10/2017 dated
30.1.2017 in respect of the offences punishable under
Sections 498A 306 of IPC.
2. The allegations is that the petitioner was
married to deceased Mallika for last 16 years. They
have two daughters from the wedlock. A breach
developed in their matrimonial relationship and the
petitioner used to verbally abuse the deceased and
insisted her and the children to get away from his
house, that prompted the deceased to commit suicide
by hanging herself on 29.01.2017.
3. Learned Counsel Sri. M.S. Shyam Sundar,
appearing for the petitioner submits that the deceased
Mallika was suffering from depression and was treated
at Sridhar Nursing Home and Malnad De-addiction
Centre, Shivamogga. In their entire marital life, there
was no bickering till her death. The mother of the
deceased has lodged a complaint perhaps out of sheer
Learned HCGP opposes the bail petition.
Perused the prosecution papers. Except ligature
marks around the neck of the deceased, no other
injury is forth coming from the inquest report . Since
major portion of the investigation is complete, there is
no impediment to allow the petition.
Petition is allowed.
Petitioner is enlarged on bail on executing a self
bond for Rs.1,00,000/- with one surety for the likesum
to the satisfaction of the concerned Court.
He shall appear before the I.O. for further course
of investigation and whenever call for.
He shall not threaten prosecution witnesses.