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Bhagwan Dass v. State (NCT) of Delhi

Appellant was infuriated with his daughter, for having ‘dishonored’ his family, since she had left her husband and was living in an incestuous relationship with her uncle. Hence he strangulated her to death. He was convicted by the trial court, judgment upheld by the High Court. All circumstantial evidence pointed to the guilt of the appellant. Statement of his mother was admitted as extra judicial confession. Court found no reason to go against the decisions of the lower courts, hence appeal was dismissed.

Full Citation: Bhagwan Dass v. State (NCT) of Delhi, (2011) 6 SCC 396