Refusal To Give Tea Not Sudden Or Grave Provocation: Bombay High Court


Seeing that the middle age idea of the spouse being the 'property of the husband to do as he wishes, actually perseveres,' the Bombay High Court would not show any mercy to a man indicted for chargeable manslaughter not adding up to kill.

Equity Revati Mohite Dere held the spouse's conflict that his significant other, by declining to make tea, offered a grave and abrupt incitement to be "absurd," "plainly indefensible and impractical."

The spouse, hit by her better half with a mallet for thinking her character and declining to make tea had ultimately capitulated to her wounds.


Such cases, mirror the awkwardness of sexual orientation – slanted male centric society, the socio-social milieu one has experienced childhood in, which frequently saturates a conjugal relationship. There is irregularity of sex jobs, where spouse as a homemaker is required to do all the family unit errands.

Equity Dere further saw that the enthusiastic work in a marriage is relied upon to be finished by the spouse.

This archaic thought of the spouse being the property of the husband to do as he wishes, shockingly, still continues in the dominant part outlook. Only thoughts of man controlled society.

Justice Dere set forward statements from, 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife For Chattel' by Margo Wilson and Martin Daly.

The court depended intensely on the declarations of two or three's six-year-old little girl, an extra legal admission to the spouse's uncle and recuperation of a blood smudged hammer. The kid had seen the episode, while the spouse had told the uncle that he hit his significant other with a mallet.

Equity Dere noticed that the kid's assertion may have been recorded five days after her mom's end and her assertion under area 164 of the CrPC almost 15 days from there on, yet she hasn't clasped under questioning.

The kid had seen her folks quarrelling, her dad striking her mom on the head, wiping the blood off her mom and taking her to the medical clinic.

Jusitce Dere said that the man might have saved his significant other's life had he not squandered an hour tidying up the blood.

The injury of a kid losing a friend or family member in a particularly fierce manner, should be borne as a top priority, the court said.


It was the situation of the indictment that 35-year-old Santosh Mahadev Atkar, an inhabitant of Vitthal Hospital Servant Quarter, in Solapur area of Maharashtra would have regular squabbles with his significant other as he presumed she was undermining him.

On December 19, 2013 at about 6:00 a.m the casualty Manisha was going out, without getting ready tea, because of which the couple had a battle and Atkar attacked his better half on her head with a mallet from the back.

The blamed at that point gave his better half a shower and cleaned the blood-stains from the spot, He took her to the medical clinic just from there on. Manisha's condition was basic and she couldn't talk. She at long last surrendered to her injurie on December 25, 2013.

On July 1, 2016 Additional Sessions Judge, Pandharpur indicted Atkar under areas 304 (II) of the IPC and condemned him to 10 years in jail alongside a fine of Rs. 5000.


Except in the cases hereinafter excepted, culpable homicide is murder, if the act by which the death is caused is done with the intention of causing death, or-

Secondly.-If it is done with the intention of causing such bodily injury as the offender knows to be likely to cause the death of the person to whom the harm is caused, or-

Thirdly.-If it is done with the intention of causing bodily injury to any person and the bodily injury intended to be inflicted is sufficient in the ordinary course of nature to cause death, or-



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