Kerala Court Finds Husband Guilty in Vismaya Dowry Death Case


Shivani Thakur

Published on: May 23, 2022 at 19:04 IST

The Trial Court in Kerala pronounced its long-awaited verdict in the Sensational Dowry Death Case where Vismaya V Nair allegedly of suicide due to dowry harassment and domestic violence in June 2021.

During the course of the trial, a total of 42 witnesses, 108 documents and several call records were examined by the court.

A 507-page charge sheet was submitted by the police indicating that Vismaya had committed suicide due to Dowry harassment.

The Prosecution case was fortified after a voice recording, surfaced a day before the verdict. The audio clip is a phone call between Vismaya and her father where she is heard crying and complaining about the harassment, thereby revealing that she was subjected to severe torture by her husband.

Kiran Kumar was charged under Sections 304 (B), 498 (A), 306, 323 and 506 of IPC for Dowry death, inflicting physical or mental harm, abetment of suicide, voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation. He has been convicted under Sections 304 (B), 498 (A) and 306 of IPC.

The Applicant had moved a Bail application last year on the contention that a minor family dispute was blown out of proportion. He had also argued that going by the inquest report, the only bodily injury found on the victim’s body was a minor scratch on her wrist.

However, the Kerala High Court rejected the Bail application observing that he had been charged with a grave crime of Dowry Death, which is a social evil.

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