PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT

PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT: ANOTHER PERSON CANNOT BE BLAMED FOR WRONG DECISION OF A “COWARD”: SUICIDE NOTE NOT ENOUGH TO CHARGE WITH ABETMENT

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that Charges of abetment to suicide cannot be leveled if a “person of weak mentality” names somebody in his suicide note but a subsequent investigation fails to establish the accused person’s guilt. Justice P.B. Bajanthri said, “Merely because a person has been so named in the suicide note one cannot immediately jump to the conclusion that he is an offender under Section 306 I.P.C. The contents of the suicide note and other attending circumstances have to be examined to find out whether it is abetment within the meaning of Section 306 I.P.C. read with Section 107 I.P.C.