Wife’s Repeated Refusal To Return With Her Husband Is A Mitigating Factor At The Time Of Sentencing: Tripura HC [Acid Attack]
The Tripura High Court on Monday reduced the sentence of a man, convicted for throwing acid on his wife, while holding that his frustration, caused due to the wife’s refusal to return with him to their matrimonial house, was a mitigating factor. Holding thus, the bench reduced the sentence of the appellant convict to the minimum sentence provided under Section 326A (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid, etc.) of IPC, i.e. rigorous imprisonment for 10 years, from the maximums sentence imposed by the Trial Court, i.e. imprisonment for life. The bench was hearing an appeal preferred by the convict against his conviction under Sections 326A and 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of IPC.