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Vivek Manoj   02 August 2022

Dowry death and murder

304B is applicable for dowry death cases.

Is IPC 302 is also applicable in dowry death cases?

(It is proved that the in-laws burnt the victim)


 4 Replies

YOGENDRA SINGH   02 August 2022

file under 498

P. Venu (Advocate)     02 August 2022

The posting is a riddle than a query!

Yuvraj   04 August 2022

1[304B. Dowry death.—

(1) Where the death of a woman is caused by any burns or bodily injury or occurs otherwise than under normal circumstances within seven years of her marriage and it is shown that soon before her death she was subjected to cruelty or har­assment by her husband or any relative of her husband for, or in connection with, any demand for dowry, such death shall be called “dowry death”, and such husband or relative shall be deemed to have caused her death. Explanation.—For the purpose of this sub-section, “dowry” shall have the same meaning as in section 2 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (28 of 1961).

(2) Whoever commits dowry death shall be punished with imprison­ment for a term which shall not be less than seven years but which may extend to imprisonment for life.]

Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate)     15 January 2023

This forum is not examination hall for setting 30 marks question paper.


In LLB at times there is full 20 makrs question on definition of murder and difference with culpable homicide.


what are  the facts of the case. 


What do you achive by opeining multiple threads with half (or no) facts.  None can appreciate your difficulty this way and no clear view can be formed sufficent for giving you advise.



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