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Supreme Court: Snake Bite Murders a new Trend; denies Bail to accused

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Chaini Parwani-

Published On: October 07, 2021 at 09:01 IST

Supreme Court on Wednesday denied to acknowledge Bail to an accused in a case where a woman was killed after being bitten by a snake.

A Bench comprising of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli was hearing the Bail Plea.

Justice Surya Kant stated, “This is a new trend that people bring poisonous snakes from snake charmers and kill a person through snake bite. This is now becoming common in Rajasthan.”

Advocate Aditya Chaudhary, representing accused Krishna Kumar, replied, “There is no direct evidence against the accused”.

According to Advocate Chaudary his client Krishna Kumar had gone to the snake charmer with the main accused and did not know why his friend was buying snakes or poison.

The lawyer stated Mr Kumar did not even go to the woman’s house with the snake.

Further adding he said that the accused is an engineering student and should be given bail for the sake of his future.

The incident was highlighted in 2019 when a woman Subodh Devi was killed by her daughter-in-law Alpana by getting her bitten by a snake in a village in the Jhunjhunu District of Rajasthan.

Alpana’s husband and brother-in-law are in the army and used to live away because of their profession. Similarly, his father-in-law Rajesh (Subodh Devi’s husband) also lived away due to work.

Further it was highlighted that after Sachin (Alpana’s husband) and Alpana’s marriage in December 2018, Alpana had an extramarital affair with Manish.

When the mother-in-law started becoming a barrier in the love story, Alpana and her lover Manish decided to kill Subodh Devi in such a manner that they would not get traced.

On June 2, 2019, Subodh Devi was bitten by a snake. Although, a month and a half after her death, Alpana’s in-laws doubted her and filed a police complaint.

According to the police records, on June 2, the day of the incident, 124 calls were made between Alpana and Manish and 19 calls were made between Alpana and Krishna Kumar.

The Police stated that Alpana, Manish and their friend Krishna Kumar were engaged in the murder of Subodh Devi. All the three accused were arrested on January 4, 2020, and have been in Jail since then.

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