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SC: Husband’s Extramarital Affair cannot be a ground to record his Conviction for Abetment of Wife’s Suicide, Read Order

November,25,2016:
 Fallouts of an Extramarital Affair
Fallouts of an Extramarital Affair

SC: Extramarital affair may be illegal or immoral, but it does not necessitate the conviction of a husband for cruelty to his wife.

On Thursday, Supreme Court expounded that a person could not be convicted for subjecting his wife to cruelty only  and only on the basis of his extramarital affairs.
The Apex Court acquitted the man whose spouse had committed a suicide because of his alleged extramarital relationship.

Supreme Court further enunciated that,”Extramarital affair may be illegal or immoral, but it does not necessitate the conviction of a husband for cruelty to his wife as the other ingredients are to be brought home so that it would constitute a criminal offence”.

Apex Court Bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Amitava Roy stated that spouse’s infidelity was not enough ground for conviction under the abetment to suicide charge

Supreme Court Bench added that, “Because the husband is involved in an extramarital relationship and there is some suspicion in the mind of his wife, it could not be regarded as mental cruelty… for satisfying ingredients of Section 306 IPC (abetment of suicide)”.

Apex Court stated that a woman can seek a divorce and other remedies available.

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