No respite from Dowry cases even at the age of 85 :-(

You can’t escape from dowry cases and daughter in law’s ire EVEN if you are 85 years old !!

Dowry case: Plea of 85-yr-old rejected

May 13, 2011, 09.56pm IST

NEW DELHI: A trial court has rejected the plea of an 85-year-old woman that she is too old to torture her daughter-in-law for dowry, and gave the go ahead to the police to prosecute her.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja dismissed the woman’s plea that it was not possible to commit the offence at her age saying that detailed scrutiny of evidence is not required at the stage of framing of charges to begin the trial. The court also allowed the prosecution of the accused’s daughter for harassing and torturing her daughter-in-law.

After perusing allegations and preliminary evidence against the two women, the judge said, “It is a well settled law that at the stage of consideration of charge, the court has to prima facie consider the material on record.”

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