IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA
ON THE 26TH DAY OF APRIL, 2018
THE HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE JOHN MICHAEL CUNHA
CRIMINAL PETITION NO.100469 OF 2018
SUNANDA W/O BHARAMAPPA BANAJWAD
AGE: 56 YEARS, OCC: HOUSEHOLD WORK,
R/O: TERDAL, TQ: JAMKHANDI, DIST: BAGALKOTE.
(BY SRI. VITTHAL S. TELI, ADV.)
THE STATE OF KARNATAKA
REPRESENTED BY ITS STATE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR,
HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA,
DHARWAD BENCH, DHARWAD,
THROUGH TERDAL POLICE STATION,
TERDAL, TQ: JAMKHANDI, DIST: BAGALKOTE.
(BY SRI.V.M.BANAKAR, ADDL. SPP)
THIS CRIMINAL PETITION IS FILED UNDER SECTION 439
OF CR.P.C., PRAYING TO GRANT REGULAR BAIL AND
PETITIONER / ACCUSED NO.2 ENLARGED ON BAIL IN TERADAL
P.S. CRIME NO.01/2018 PENDING ON THE FILE OF CIVIL JUDGE
JMFC COURT, BANAHATTI OFFENCES UNDER SECTIONS 498A,
302, 201 READ WITH SECTION 34 OF IPC.
THIS CRIMINAL PETITION COMING ON FOR ORDERS THIS
DAY, THE COURT MADE THE FOLLOWING:
Heard the learned counsel for the petitioner and the
learned Additional SPP for the State.
2. The petitioner is accused No.2, the mother-in-
law of the deceased, against whom charge sheet is laid
alleging commission of offences punishable under Sections
498A, 302 and 201 read with Section 34 of IPC.
3. The deceased married accused No.1 four years
earlier to the incident. It is alleged that after the marriage,
the deceased was subjected to ill-treatment and
harassment by accused No.1 and accused No.2 demanding
additional dowry. On the intervening nights of
5/6.01.2018, the accused persons are alleged to have
committed the murder of the deceased by strangulating
her neck and thereafter, without informing the matter to
any of the relatives of the deceased, burnt the dead body
in the garden land.
4. Having regard to the seriousness of the charge
and the prima facie evidence collected by the Investigating
Agency, this is not a fit case to enlarge the petitioner on
However, learned counsel for the petitioner submits
that the petitioner is a woman and she is suffering from
serious ailments, he seeks for enlargement of the
petitioner on medical ground.
As no documents are produced in respect of the
alleged ailment, reserving liberty to the petitioner to seek
bail on medical ground if necessary, the petition is