Case Brief on Paranagouda v. State of Karnataka., (2023SC)

Chambers of Ishaan Garg

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Case title: Paranagouda v. State of Karnataka., (2023SC)


Hon'ble Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Aravind Kumar

The Supreme Court held that Section 498A has a broader scope and that the conviction of the accused under this section should be upheld, irrespective of the acquittal under Section 304B. The Court based this decision on the acceptance of the dying declaration made by the deceased, which disclosed her inability to endure the torture she had endured, leading to her act of suicide. The Court found this sufficient to convict the accused under Section 498A. However, the conviction under Section 304B (dowry death) could not be sustained due to the lack of a direct connection between the dowry demand and the death.