A husband who is found guilty of killing his wife is not eligible to receive Stridhan: Punjab & Haryana High Court

A trial court ruling directing a husband who was found guilty of killing his wife to give her dowry items to her father was recently upheld by the Punjab & Haryana High Court. (Sandeep Tomar v. Punjab State)

The High Court was hearing an appeal brought by the petitioner-husband against the trial court’s 2015 ruling ordering the release of the dowry items to the complainant Ram Naresh Singh, the dead wife’s father.

In July 2014, an Additional Sessions Judge found the husband guilty of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and he was given a life sentence.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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