The girl died by suicide because of her offensive pictures being shared on social media by the applicant.
By: Malavika S Menon, BBA LLB, Nehru Academy of Law.
The petition was filed before honorable Justice Rahul Chaturvedi requesting regular bail for the accused Kunal who is in jail since 08/07/2020, in connection with case Crime No.169 of 2020 under Sections 306, 504, 507, of the Indian Penal Code.
The applicant is alleged to post objectionable posts with the deceased girl on social media including Instagram picturing her as a disgrace which breaks her down and blackmailing her about publicizing their relation to defame her.
The mother of the deceased minor girl filed the complaint, as per the FIR, the girl was under serious depression which was caused by the applicant since he was constantly bugging her by threatening and spilling filthy abusive comments towards her for almost 8-10 days back, other than sending insulting messages and made her virtually naked in front of her family and society which eventually lead her to hang herself on 06/07/2020.
The counsel for the state also argued that the accused had been teasing the deceased against her wish for some years, which provoked the mother to fix her marriage with a boy named Chhotu who is a minor himself to save the family’s dignity. It was also decided that the marriage will be legalized when both attain majority.
Later when the news reached Kunal, he became infuriated and revengeful that lead him to call her fiancé and inform him about their so-called relationship and dared him to face the consequences.
The petitioner claimed that he and the girl had been in a relationship for so long and the mother arranged her marriage with another boy without her approval which forced the poor girl to commit suicide without any choice.
The court observed that there was a chance the accused snapped some pictures of the girl and she was a puppet in his arms after that.
Also, expressed that no lover would post these kinds of posts about the loved one on a social media platform.
It was further held that “The girl is in her minority, having no father; the accused/applicant has virtually made her naked among her family and social circle where she was left with no other option but to commit suicide by hanging herself.”
Hence the court rejected the bail application.