CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh district court has acquitted a city couple in a case over their fight with their neighbour on a petty issue that had led to a scuffle in which the complainant’s father had died.
The accused couple, Vijay Kumar and Sunita Devi of Sector 39, was acquitted by the court after the prosecution failed to prove their role in the death of Kaka Singh, a resident of Palsora in the city.
On January 6, 2015, the police had booked the couple under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 34 (criminal act committed by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC.
In his police complaint, Baljit Singh had stated that on the said day, he was informed his father was being beaten up by the accused and when he reached the spot, accused Vijay Kumar was trying to pull off the beards of his father. Vijay Kumar’s wife Sunita Devi and his sister were also present there. The complainant mentioned that Sunita Devi had caught hold him of his father and his sister was giving him blows. As the people gathered there, they rescued his father, but he collapsed on the road. When taken to hospital, he was declared dead.
According to Baljit, the fight had broken out as the pet dog of the accused was reportedly seen peeing in front of the deceased’s house and also littering construction material there. On noticing this, the deceased got furious and started beating the pet dog, which was objected to by Vijay Kumar, and the scuffle followed.
As the prosecution failed to prove the couple’s role in the killing of Kaka Singh, the court acquitted them.