Social affect of any crime towards girls requires exemplary remedy to be meted out to the accused,the Bombay excessive court docket (HC) stated on Friday, whereas refusing to let off a metropolis resident who’s sentenced for six years by a periods court docket for making an attempt to homicide his girlfriend, after she refused to marry him.
“We’re acutely aware that social affect of the crimes towards girls can’t be overpassed and per se require exemplary remedy,” stated the bench of justice SS Shinde and justice MS Karnik, whereas rejecting the prayer of the convict, Arumugum Arundatiyar.
Based on the prosecution, Arundatiyar and the lady had been in a relationship for 2 years and he needed to marry her. The girl, who labored as a babysitter, refused to marry him, as her household opposed their relationship. After she refused his proposal, Arundatiyar assaulted her twice.
On Might 8, 2014, when the lady was returning dwelling from work, the accused barged into the rickshaw wherein she was seated and threatened the auto driver with a knife and pulled her out of the car. Arundatiyar then attacked her with the knife in entrance of the individuals close by. He stabbed her on her neck and in addition threatened to assault the eyewitnesses who tried to avoid wasting her. He then fled the spot after a police car reached there, however was arrested a while later.
After the periods court docket convicted him for tried homicide of his girlfriend, Arundatiyar moved HC to enchantment towards the sentencing.
His counsel advocate Aniket Vagal primarily pressured earlier than the HC that the accidents triggered to the lady not grievous in nature, and the incident passed off primarily as a result of the sufferer refused to marry the convict after two years of their relationship.
Vagal additionally sought sympathy for his consumer on the bottom that he was a younger man, of about 25 years on the time of the incident, and got here from a really poor background. Claiming that the sentence was grossly disproportionate to the crime, particularly when the accidents weren’t grievous, he urged the court docket to let the convict off with six years, enhancing which he already served as an undertrial.
The HC, nonetheless, refused to point out any undue sympathy for the convict. The bench stated any liberal method by imposing meager sentences or taking too sympathetic view of crimes towards girls will likely be result-wise counter-productive in the long term and towards societal pursuits.
However the court docket discovered that life imprisonment was an extreme punishment for the crime, because the accidents inflicted on the lady weren’t life-threatening, and diminished the convict’s sentence to 10 years imprisonment.