An appeal by a man (Ashok Kumar Jain), sentenced to life under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code for killing his wife, has challenged this order before the Supreme Court. The bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and M.R. Shah heard the appeal on Tuesday and ordered that the matter be listed before an appropriate bench. The case will be listed in the week starting July 12.
The case is about the man killing his wife because she failed to get enough dowry and the prosecution has said that the man and his family was also wanting a scooter.
Jain is challenging the Allahabad High Court order which had dismissed his plea challenging the order of the Sessions Court, Kanpur which in turn had upheld the order of conviction and sentence to life imprisonment given to three accused namely Ashok Kumar (Husband), Moolchand (Father-in-law) and Padmawati (Mother-in-law) on account of killing the daughter of complainant Shri Vishwa Nath Agarwal.
During the pendency of appeal before the High Court co-convict Moolchand (Father in Law) died and appeal was abated.
The complainant is the father of the deceased woman in this matter. The complaint was against the husband’s family for cruelty with the deceased because they were not satisfied with the dowry given at the time of wedding. In 1981, the complainant got to know that his daughter was beaten up badly and consequently she died. After knowing this incident, the complainant arrived at the house of the accused where he threatened him to kill and did not let him enter. There are several neighbors who are eye-witness in the concerned matter. The FIR was filed and police recovered the body of the deceased lying on the floor.
The accused persons also tried to make a fake death certificate from his uncle, who is a doctor, declaring that the victim died due to a heart attack.