30 Days Imprisonment In Acid Attack Case: SC Slams HC, Enhances Convict’s Sentence, Victim’s Compensation
By Team Legistify / 2017-03-01

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“When a substantive sentence of thirty days is imposed, in the crime of present nature, that is, acid attack on a young girl, the sense of justice, if we  allow ourselves to say so, is not only ostracized, but also is unceremoniously sent to “V?naprastha”,said the Bench . The Supreme Court on Monday set aside Hyderabad High Court’s order that reduced the sentence imposed on a convict in an acid attack case to the period already undergone.

A division bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R Banumati allowed the appeal filed by the victim in the case.

Facts

The victim/appellant, after completion of her intermediate course, had accompanied her brother to Amalapuram of East Godavari district where he was working as an assistant professor in BVC Engineering College, Vodalacheruvu, and stayed with him about a week prior to the occurrence. Thereafter, she along with her brother went to his native place Sompuram. At that time, the elder brother of the accused proposed a marriage alliance between the accused and the appellant, for which her family expressed unwillingness. To take revenge, the accused trespassed into her house and poured a bottle of acid over her head.

The trial court held him guilty under Section 326 and 448 IPC and sentenced him to suffer rigorous imprisonment for one year and directed to pay a fine of Rs. 5,000 with a default clause under Section 326 IPC, and sentenced him to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000 for the offence under Section 448 IPC with a default clause. In appeal, the high court modified the sentence to the period which the accused has already undergone. As per the records, the period of custody suffered by the accused was just 30 days.

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