Bombay High Court has given a surprising judgment recently by reducing the life sentence of a man to 10 years and you will be shocked to know the reason. The man was convicted on charges of burning his wife but the HC reduces the sentence by giving the reason that he “only wanted to inflict burns and not kill her but unfortunately the situation slipped out of control to a fatal extent.”
The court said that the man immediately poured water on his wife immediately after setting her ablaze. He also rushed her to the hospital after so the court convicted him for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
“After the wife caught fire, the accused extinguished the fire and took his wife to the hospital. This conduct cannot be seen divorced from the totality of the circumstances,” said Justice Tahilramani.
Justice Tahilramani also referred to a similar Supreme Court’s judgement in support of it. “It was obvious that the accused realised his folly and was filled with remorse, therefore, he extinguished the fire and took his wife to the hospital. In view of the evidence on record, we are inclined to think that all that the appellant thought of was to inflict burns and not to kill her but unfortunately the situation slipped out of control to a fatal extent,” Justice Tahilramani noted.
This order actually left people fuming and many people on twitter has expressed their anger –
poor man — he wanted to only burn his wife. not kill her. oops galti ho gaya, says bombay HC
— Harini Calamur (@calamur) April 10, 2017
— Deepanjana (@dpanjana) April 10, 2017
#RIPJustice. Please knock at Supreme Court. Rape/Murder same Excuse, what kind of system is this…Kalti ho gaya, so Commute him.
— Pongjei konyak (@konyak_pongjei) April 10, 2017
BY – Parul Kulshrestha