Court acquits woman accused of abetting son-in-law’s suicide in Maharashtra

Mumbai: A 55-year-old woman was acquitted in an abetment to suicide case of her son-in-law by a court here.

District and additional sessions judge P M Gupta said the prosecution has failed to prove the charges against the accused – Sulochana Sambhaji Raut, News18 reported.

The court was informed by the prosecution that the woman used to frequently fight with her son-in-law, named Sashikant Shelar, and did not allow him to stay with her daughter. On May 29, 2017, the man consumed poison and was admitted to a hospital. He died a few days later while undergoing treatment.

At first, police registered a case of attempt to murder against his mother-in-law, but after thorough investigation, the police booked her under abetment to suicide charges.

However, the judge in the order said that there is no evidence on record to prove that the deceased faced persistent harassment from the accused, leading him to commit suicide.

first published:Dec. 31, 2021, 4:43 p.m.

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