Man accused of killing daughter courts trouble by appealing to SC

Man accused of killing daughter courts trouble by appealing to SC

A man from Karnataka has invited a big trouble to himself by knocking the doors of the Supreme Court against his conviction by the Karnataka High Court, as the Supreme Court has expressed a view that he should have been convicted for a greater offence.

A trial court had earlier acquitted the petitioner, who was charged with the offence of murdering his daughter. Partly allowing the appeal preferred by the State, the High Court convicted him for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Now, on an appeal preferred by the man, the Supreme Court has observed, though tentatively, that there is enough evidence lead by prosecution to convict him for murder.

The Bench comprising Justice JS Kehar and Justice Arun Mishra observed: “Having heard learned senior counsel for the appellant, and perused the material evidence produced on behalf of the prosecution, we are tentatively of the view that the prosecution had led sufficient evidence for the conviction of the appellant under Section 302 of the IPC. We, therefore, issue notice, to show cause, to the appellant for his conviction under Section 302 of the IPC, and for modification of the sentence accordingly.”

The court has posted the case for hearing after two weeks.