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Tamil Nadu: Anganwadi employee held for burning child's cheek with hot spoon

A woman employee of the anganwadi centre at Melakaatu vilai near here has been arrested for allegedly causing burn injury on the cheek of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl with a hot spoon, police said on Tuesday.

Caught on camera: Labourer hung upside down, beaten to death in Amritsar

In a shocking incident, a migrant labourer from Bihar was beaten to death by a factory owner in Amritsar, Punjab. The deceased, identified as Ram Singh, was accused of theft by the owner.

One or two instances of assault do not make cruelty case: Delhi court

"One or two instances of physical assault", even if found to be true, cannot make for a case of cruelty for the purpose of satisfying unlawful demand, a Delhi court has observed, while discharging the in-laws of a woman in a dowry harassment case.

Kicking daughter-in-law amounts to cruelty: SC

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.

SC to examine whether kicking daughter-in-law amounts to cruelty

Setting aside its own verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday decided to hear afresh the issue whether kicking daughter-in-law amounts to an offence of cruelty punishable under Section 498A of IPC.

Husband’s act forcing wife to self harm is cruelty: HC

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.

Suicide threats amount to cruelty, can be a divorce ground: HC

Repeated attempts to commit
suicide as well the threats to commit suicide could amount to
"cruelty", and it can very well be a ground for seeking
divorce, the Bombay High Court has held.

Cruelty against women; Court concerned over misuse of law

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.