Asking for Financial Assistance can also mean asking for Dowry

U/S. 304 IPC, the Supreme Court has held that:

a three judge bench had held that any money or property or valuable security demanded by any of the persons mentioned in Section 2 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, at or before or at any time after the marriage which is reasonably connected to the death of a married woman, would necessarily be in connection with or in relation to the marriage unless the facts of a given case clearly and unequivocally point otherwise.

In this matter, the Accused appealed his conviction u/s 304 stating that the money he demanded was for the extension of his clinic and not for dowry but the Supreme Court held that denied his appeal on the aforementioned grounds.


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