|Husband, in-laws acquitted in rare dowry death case|
|By A Staff Reporter, Mumbai|
DOWRY cases always end with the imprisonment of the husband and in-laws, but in a rare case, an aged mother-in-law and a husband have been acquitted by the Sessions Court of the charge of causing a dowry death.
All three of them were booked under Indian Penal Code sections 498 (A) (dowry harassment), 304(B) (dowry death) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention). They all were arrested and later released on bail. However, Riyaz’s father died during the trial.
Judge D U Mulla, today acquitted Riyaz and his mother for lack of evidence and prosecution’s failure to prove the charges levelled against them. The witnesses examined by the prosecution also did not support the prosecution’s charges. According to the witnesses, there was a dispute in Ahmed’s house but only on trivial matters.