The Supreme Court has held that "as per Section 148 of IPC, whoever is guilty of rioting, being armed with a deadly weapon or with anything which used as a weapon of offence, is likely to cause death, can be punished under that Section", thereby refusing the accused’s submission that, the weapon used by the petitioner was a "hockey stick", which cannot be construed as a deadly weapon.
The observation was made by a bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy in a case where one Sahodara Bai was found dead on a cot in her matrimonial home after which a marg intimation was lodged with the police at the behest of her brother, Kishore Kumar.
New Delhi (ILNS): Uttar Pradesh is as lawless as it can get. As the news of two minor Dalit sisters emerged, with their family alleging murder after a failed rape bid, the Fatehpur police, without any care for the Supreme Court’s directive, released the names of the three deceased to the media.
New Delhi (ILNS): The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken suo motu cognizance of a news report filed by PTC News – this is a Punjabi news channel – about the half-burnt body of a 6-year-old girl who was allegedly raped.