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HC upholds man's 5-year jail term

PTI  New Delhi, March 26, 2013
First Published: 23:48 IST(26/3/2013) | Last Updated: 23:52 IST(26/3/2013)

A man's five-year jail term for abetting his wife's suicide for dowry has been upheld by the Delhi High Court which said the victim was subjected to a "continuous mental harassment."

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Justice Mukta Gupta relied on the letters written by the victim to her parents before taking the extreme step while dismissing Ajay Kumar's appeal challenging the trial court order convicting him for harassing his wife for dowry and also abetting her to commit suicide.

"A perusal of the letters show that the deceased was subjected to a continuous mental harassment during the limited period of two months she stayed in the matrimonial home."

The court rejected Kumar's contention that there was suicidal tendency in the family.

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