A recent case in Haryana confirms that abetment to suicide is a very dubious section. In many cases, causes of suicide are psychological and societal and should be dealt with accordingly and legal tests should be used before prosecution.
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.
The Allahabad High Court has granted protection from harassment to a same-sex couple who have been staying in a live-in relationship for a long time now, but were facing resistance from their families and society on account of their sexual orientation.
The Supreme Court, while upholding the order of a disciplinary Committee dismissing a police constable who was acquitted in a murder case, said: “Acquittal in a criminal trial does not conclude a disciplinary enquiry.”
The Uttar Pradesh Police has registered 21 FIRs across the state in the aftermath of the alleged gang rape and death of a 19-year-old woman in Hathras. The FIRs have been filed against charges such as defaming the government, inciting communal tension, sedition, promoting enmity, and criminal conspiracy.
The Kerala High Court has observed that police officials should not reveal facts learned through investigation in criminal cases to the media. The court was hearing an appeal filed by an accused in the murder of diamond merchant Harihara Varma in 2012.