Sentence Condoned after fourteen years


Smt Pyne, was a victim of domestic violence. One night when her abusive husband was assaulting her, she had attacked him in such a manner where he had died. She was in Custody since 2006. A division Bench of the High Court at Calcutta, had opined that such an action was not murder but it amounted to culpable Homicide under Section 304 (I) of the Indian Penal Code, thereby reducing her sentence to the period already undergone.