The father’s plea stated that his daughter was subjected to dowry demands and died at her matrimonial house on November 18, 2018. As per the complaint, the deceased had visited the parental home on bhai dhuj, on which occasion they demanded ₹6 lakh from her. She had expressed her fear that in case of non-fulfilment of the demand, the family members would kill her.
The petitioner informed the Court that the trial court had framed charges of murder and other offences against the accused on September 13, 2019. It was argued that during grant of bail, the grave charges were not considered in addition to the fact that there were allegations under Section 304B (dowry death) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as the incident took place within four months of the marriage.