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High court acquits two of abetment to suicide

mumbai Updated: Aug 28, 2010 01:26 IST
HT Correspondent

The sessions court on Thursday acquitted two persons charged with abetting a person’s suicide, after the defense argued that the complaint was filed after a delay of one and half months.

Panchlal Patel, a resident of Andheri, had committed suicide on February 1 by hanging himself in his house.

Though an accidental death register (ADR) was registered after his death, but two months later Chandrakant More and Javed alias Jadya were arrested by Andheri police, after a complaint was filed by Patel’s maid Sangeeta on March 23 Sangeeta in her complaint had stated that More and Javed used to tease Patel about her.

Sangeeta told the police on February 1, that after she told Patel about this, he allegedly committed suicide.

The police had also recovered three chits in which Patel had named More and Javed.

Defense lawyer V. B. More, argued that the complaint was filed after a delay of one and half months.

“The delay remained unexplained,” said More.

Accepting More’s argument the court acquitted More and Javed for lack of evidence and prosecution’s failure to prove the case.

The sessions court on Thursday acquitted two persons charged with abetting a person’s suicide, after the defense argued that the complaint was filed after a delay of one and half months.

Panchlal Patel, a resident of Andheri, had committed suicide on February 1 by hanging himself in his house.