DOWRY DEATH- SECTION 304B OF INDIAN PENAL CODE.

more+
less-

Crime, by its very character, is common around the world in as much that the ingredients that constitute a crime are more or less the same everywhere. So murder is murder, whether it is in USA, Russia or India. So also is the case with other crimes of passion. And then there are economic offences, that differ in scale and size, but still contain common constituents in its accomplishment across the world.

Dowry, and dowry death, is probably unique to India, or maybe the sub-continent. I am certain it is almost unheard of in the Western or Far Eastern or African nations. And there in lies the whole story, and the whole problem. A phenomenon that has its origins in culture and tradition, much before any codified law appeared on the horizon, presents enormous challenges to the very law that tries to contain it, challenge it and eradicate it.

And although this article deals with the problems faced with victims of false complaints, there is no doubt in my mind that it is an endemic that must be eradicated ruthlessly.

In this article, we will deal with:

1) The dangers of victimization of innocent people by a false complaint combined with an overzealous and/or corrupt officer at the helm of investigation.

2) The legal strategy/solution to be adopted by those who are actually innocent and falsely implicated.

3) The PRACTICAL SOLUTION to this whole ‘national disease’ of dowry as well as cases of Harassment under Section 498A of IPC. (and the practical solution has nothing to do with law)

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Nithianandan Balagopalan, Nithia's Indian Law Radar | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.
×
Loading...
×
×