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Uttarakhand HC Denies Bail To Man Booked For Abetting Wife's Suicide By Pressurising Her To Have Sex Chat, Nude Video Calls With Others

Sparsh Upadhyay
15 July 2021 2:34 PM GMT
Uttarakhand HC Denies Bail To Man Booked For Abetting Wifes Suicide By Pressurising Her To Have Sex Chat, Nude Video Calls With Others
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The Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday denied bail to a man who has been booked for abetting the suicide of his wife as he would allegedly pressurize his wife to make nude video calls and to have sex chat with different persons.The Bench of Justice Ravindra Maithani perused a recorded conversation which allegedly took place between the deceased/wife and the applicant/husband revealing a...

The Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday denied bail to a man who has been booked for abetting the suicide of his wife as he would allegedly pressurize his wife to make nude video calls and to have sex chat with different persons.

The Bench of Justice Ravindra Maithani perused a recorded conversation which allegedly took place between the deceased/wife and the applicant/husband revealing a "horrible story" and thus, remarked:

"Is it not a case wherein the deceased felt totally frustrated and found it difficult to continue existence? She ended her life."

However, the Court did note that the credibility of this audio recording would be tested during trial. If required, a voice forensic examination may be done. 

The matter in brief

According to the FIR, the applicant was a drug addict, who would beat and quarrel with his wife/deceased in an inebriated state and also pressurized her to do galat kaam.

The deceased did not like all these activities and she would leave his house and stay in her parental house, however, there was a panchayat also which was done in between, wherein the applicant again tendered his apologies and took the deceased along with him.

The applicant also tendered his apologies via a text sent through WhatsApp on the mobile of a Prashant Mandal, but, on February 14, 2021, the deceased died by suicide.

During the investigation, the Investigating Officer had collected certain audio clips allegedly of the deceased in which she had narrated the trauma, which she had undergone.

Court's observations

The Court noted that what went through the mind of the deceased when she committed suicide? It is very tough to be read by a human being and that what induced a person to end his/her life may only be gathered with the attending circumstances.

Significantly, the Court referred to the Facebook posts that were been placed along with the bail application and observed that they definitely reveal something very shining.

"But, it is a case that there was darkness behind, below or beneath this expressed shine. What was that galat kaam which is referred to in the FIR," the Court remarked.

To gather the answer, the Court took into account the statement by the sister-in-law of the deceased, who stated that the bail applicant would pressurize the deceased to make gandi video call to different persons.

Another witness further explained and told the IO that in fact once the deceased had told it to him that the applicant harasses her; he would pressurize her to speak to different people and would show her nude body online to various people in the night. 

In light of the statement of the witnesses and the recorded conversation, the Court was of the view that it was not a case fit for bail and the bail application deserved to be rejected, and thus, the same was rejected.

Case title - Arun Bairagi v. State of Uttarakhand

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