Supreme Court Upholds Conviction of a man accused of murdering his pregnant wife

Recently, the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed by a man convicted for killing his pregnant wife.

According to the prosecution, on the night of 29.10.2005, during a quarrel with his wife, the accused picked up a log from the house and had beaten her and had also caused an internal injury in her stomach and then murdered her. 

Then he took the wife to the hospital and stated that she suffered a cardiac arrest, but after an autopsy was conducted on the deceased, it was reported that she died due to a haemorrhage and shock. 

The Trial Court convicted the man u/s 302 of IPC and sentenced the man to life imprisonment. Later, the High Court upheld the trial court’s judgment.

When the case reached the Supreme Court, the Division Bench observed that the prosecution had established a chain of events, and there is no doubt that the man murdered his wife. The Court further observed that he lied to the hospital authorities.

The Court further observed that incriminating circumstantial evidence suggests that the accused committed the crime, and there is no doubt about the said fact.

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