Crl.A. 211/2014. Gauhati High Court

Case Number:Crl.A. 211/2014
Judgement Date:January 23, 2017
Court:Gauhati High Court
SUMMARY

Appeals against conviction for offences under IPC

 
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THE G AUHATI HIG H C O URT

(THE HIG H C O URT O F ASSAM, NAG ALAND, MIZO RAM AND ARUNAC HAL PRADESH)

PRINC IPAL SEAT AT G UWAHATI

(C RIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDIC TIO N)

Criminal Appeal No.211 of 2014

G o miya Kuma r … …. … Ap p e lla nt

- Ve rsus-

The Sta te o f Assa m & a no the r … … Re sp o nd e nts.

BEFO RE

HO N’BLE THE C HIEF JUSTIC E MR. AJIT SING H HO N’BLE MR. JUSTIC E SUMAN SHYAM

Fo r the a p p e lla nt : Mr. P. Ka ta ki, Ad vo c a te .

Mr. M. Ha lo i, Ad vo c a te .

Ms. R. Be g um, Ad vo c a te . Fo r the re sp o nd e nt : Mr. Kumud Ko nwa r,

Ad d l. Pub lic Pro se c uto r, Assa m. Da te o f he a ring : 23.01.2017.

Da te o f Jud g me nt : 23.01.2017.

JUDG MENT & O RDER (Sum an Shy am , J .)

He a rd Mr. P. Ka ta ki, le a rne d c o unse l fo r the a p p e lla nt. Also he a rd Mr. Kumud Ko nwa r, le a rne d Ad d itio na l Pub lic Pro se c uto r, Assa m a p p e a ring fo r the Sta te .

  1. This a p p e a l ha s b e e n p re fe rre d b y the so le a p p e lla nt, Sri G o miya Kuma r, a g a inst the jud g me nt a nd o rd e r d a te d 12.05.2014 p a sse d b y the

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    le a rne d Ad d itio na l Se ssio ns Jud g e , So nitp ur, Te zp ur, in c o nne c tio n with Se ssio ns C a se No .76/ 2010 c o nvic ting the a p p e lla nt und e r Se c tio n 302 o f the Ind ia n Pe na l C o d e (IPC ) fo r c o mmitting the murd e r o f his wife Smt. Ta ra Kuma r a nd se nte nc ing him to und e rg o rig o ro us imp riso nme nt fo r life a nd a lso to p a y a fine o f Rs.10,000/ -.

  2. The p ro se c utio n c a se , in b rie f, is tha t the a p p e lla nt ha d g o t ma rrie d to the vic tim a b o ut thre e ye a rs a g o , b ut he use d to re g ula rly to rture he r a nd ha d inflic te d p hysic a l injury up o n his wife Ta ra Kuma r whic h ha d le d to he r d e a th o n 11.03.2010 in the ho use o f the a p p e lla nt.

  3. O n 12.03.2010 the b ro the r o f the d e c e a se d , Sri Ra j Kuma r (PW 2), lo d g e d a n F.I.R. with the Ra ng a p a ra Po lic e Sta tio n, So nitp ur (Assa m) re p o rting the inc id e nt o f d e a th o f his yo ung e r siste r. O n the b a sis o f the sa id F.I.R. a p o lic e c a se b e ing Ra ng a p a ra Po lic e Sta tio n C a se No .36/ 2010 und e r Se c tio n 302 o f the Ind ia n Pe na l C o d e wa s re g iste re d a nd inve stig a tio n wa s sta rte d b y the p o lic e . O n c o mp le tio n o f the inve stig a tio n c ha rg e -she e t wa s file d a g a inst the a p p e lla nt und e r Se c tio n 302 o f the Ind ia n Pe na l C o d e a nd the ma tte r wa s p ut up fo r tria l.

  4. During the c o urse o f tria l, the p ro se c utio n sid e ha d e xa mine d a s ma ny a s se ve n (7) witne sse s. Ho we ve r, the a p p e lla nt d id no t a d d uc e a ny e vid e nc e .

  5. PW 1, Dr. Dib a ka r Sa ikia , ha d c o nd uc te d the p o st mo rte m e xa mina tio n o n the d e a d b o d y. Ac c o rd ing to the PW-1, the c a use o f

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    d e a th is d ue to a sp hyxia a s a re sult o f thro ttling . As p e r the p o st mo rte m re p o rt, the fa c e o f the d e a d b o d y wa s fo und to b e c o ng e ste d a nd b luish in c o lo ur with b lo o d sta ins, fro thy se c re tio n c o ming o ut fro m mo uth a nd no strils. Bro wn c o lo ure d o va l sha p e...

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