Jharkhand High Court

Conviction of accused for offence under Witch (Daain) Practices Act, 1999

Mahendra Purty and ors. versus state of Jharkhand and ors. | Jharkhand High Court | Status: Disposed of |

on 13.07.2006 at 16:00 hours at village-Gitlipi, Jano Kumari has named the appellants as the accused persons who have killed her mother Menjhari Devi. On the basis of her fardbeyan, Jagannathpur P.S. Case No.36 of 2006 was registered against Sri Ram Purti, Mahendra Purti, Sumti Pan and Laxmi Gope. The appellants have faced the trial on the charge under section 302 read with section 34 of the Indian Penal Code and under sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Witch (Daain) Practices Act, 1999. 
the court has passed following order
"Accordingly, we hold that the prosecution has proved the charge under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code againstSri Ram Purty and, therefore, Cr. Appeal No. 371 of 2012 qua the appellant no.2, namely, Sri Ram Purty is dismissed. However, this criminal appeal stands allowed qua the appellant no.1, namely, Mahendra Purty"