Hon'ble SC says GIRL FRIEND of husband would not be a 'relative of husband of woman' in terms of Section 498-A of the IPC.
further said in the para No. 11 of the judgment that living with another women may be an act of cruelty on the part of the husband for the purpose of judicial separation or dissolution of marriage but the same would not arract the wrath of Section 498-A of the IPC.
held in :
U Suvetha v/s State by Inspector of Police and Anr.
Criminal Appeal No. 938 of 2009 arising out of SLP (Crl.) 7163 of 2008 decided on 06-05-2009
reported as 2009(4) Law Herald (SC) 2292
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