The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that kicking a daughter-in-law amounts to an offence of cruelty punishable under Section 498A of IPC and allowed the trial of in-laws on a complaint of a woman alleging torture by them.
An act of a husband that has the
potential to drive a wife to take a step which causes injury to her would amount to subjecting her to cruelty,
ruled the Delhi HC which sentenced a man to life term
for murdering his spouse.
A Delhi court has expressed concern over growing propensity to rope in innocent persons as accused in cases relating to cruelty against married women and
sought a vigilant approach from lower courts in prosecution.