My friend is recently falsely accused of dowry harrasement(498 a) and dowry death(306 c). They have been married for 8+ years and have 3 or 4 year old boy. They live in USA. Recently they chose to move back to India. During their 8 years marraige they visited India only twice. This is the second time. His wife was in deep depresion and also had some heart rhythm issues. Both symptoms are diagnosed and was taking medication. One eveing when she was at her in-laws house she overdosed herself with heart medicine, my friend noticed some unusual behaviour and immediately they admitted her in a hospital. Her stomach was emptied and she showed signs of recovery and she started talking but in next 20-30 mins she had fits and died on the spot. Doctor gave report of heart medicine over dose and heart attack led to death.
Right after that immediately her mom came and she verbally abused everybody around, Right away she filed FIR with 498(A) at the poilce station, next day she amended it with 306(c). Now my friend and his father(70 yr old) are in policy custody. They have also made lot of dowry false allegations in FIR and also reported names of his married sisters. Married sisters have their own lives and kids are in colleges and some are working.
Few years ago her elder sister did the similar thing, she committed suicide by haging herself. Not sure whether it runs in the family or not.
His in-laws are not easy going folks and they are very rude. Now they are harassing his mom with verbal abuse in some cases physical abuse.
What are his next steps to come out on bail? about his father? what about his sisters?
Any help is appreciated.