Merely because a Person has been named in the Suicide note, it cannot be said that he abetted the Suicide: Madras HC…

Merely because a Person has been named in the Suicide note, it cannot be said that he abetted the Suicide: Madras HC…

The Madras High Court in a recent case titled as Manikandan vs. State in Crl.A.(MD)No.142 of 2016 on 16.06.2016 , has observed that “Generally, the person who commits suicide used to/liked to leave a suicide note naming certain person as responsible for his committing suicide. Merely because a person has been so named in the suicide note we are not to immediatelyjump to the conclusion that he is an offender under section 306 I.P.C. The contents of the suicide note and other attending circumstances have to be examined to find out whether it is abetment within the meaning of section 306 I.P.C. read with ection 306 I.P.C. read with section 107 I.P.C. There may be a case where in the suicide note victim had named a person, who is responsible for his committing suicide, but, on proper analysis, section 306 I.P.C. may not be attracted to him”….

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