Throwing 'Love' Chit At Married Woman Is Outraging Modesty: High Court

The Bombay High Court slapped Rs 90,000 advantageous on the accused (File)


The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has dominated that throwing a coupon at a married girl for professing love quantities to outraging her modesty.

The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has given a strict order whereas listening to a case associated to a married girl. The courtroom stated that throwing love chit on a married girl is an insult to her dignity.

The trial courtroom additionally slapped Rs 90,000 advantageous on accused Shrikrushna Tawari, of which Rs 85,000 is to be paid to the survivor as compensation.

While upholding the conviction, the High Court added that the modesty of a lady is her “most precious jewel” and there can’t be a “straitjacket formula to ascertain whether it’s outraged”.

“The complainant is a married woman, aged 45 years and the very act of throwing a chit on her person which professes love for her and which contains poetic verses, albeit extremely, purely written is sufficient to outrage the modesty of a woman,” the courtroom stated.

The choose stated that he had no cause to disbelieve the proof of the complainant that the applicant threw a coupon on her individual containing objectionable materials.

“No-fault can be found with the concurrent finding that the applicant did outrage her modesty. The evidence of Mrs “S” that the applicant used to flirt, make gestures like pouting of lips, on occasions used to hit her with small pebbles is confidence-inspiring and in the exercise of revisional jurisdiction, I would be loathe to disagree with the concurrent findings of Courts below based on the appreciation of evidence on record,” the courtroom added.

The incident occurred on October 3, 2011, when the petitioner, proprietor of a neighbouring grocery store, approached her when she was washing utensils and tried handy over a coupon. After she refused to simply accept it, he threw it at her and left muttering “I love you”. The subsequent day, he made obscene gestures and warned her to not disclose the chit contents.

On the premise of the report, Civil Lines Police Station, Akola registered offences punishable underneath Sections 354, 506 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The periods courtroom convicted him underneath Sections 354, 509 and 506 of IPC and sentenced him to 2 years of rigorous imprisonment on June 21, 2018, and likewise slapped a Rs 40,000 advantageous, of which Rs 35,000 was to be paid to the girl as compensation.

Tawari challenged the decision by submitting a legal revision software contending that the survivor had lodged a false grievance as she bought groceries on credit score from his store and was not inclined to pay the quantity.

While hanging down his conviction underneath Section 506, the courtroom noticed that he deserved an opportunity to reform and additional incarceration will not be more likely to be of any avail.

“I have noted that the applicant has already undergone 45 days of incarceration and considering the date of the incident or commission of the offence, as the provisions of the law stood then, there was no minimum sentence provided for an offence punishable under Section 354 of the IPC. It is only by the 2013 amendment that a minimum sentence is provided. I, therefore, find it appropriate to modify the sentence of imprisonment imposed for offences punishable under Section 354 and 509 of the IPC to the period already undergone,” the courtroom added.

The choose, nevertheless, enhanced the advantageous quantity to Rs 90,000 and informed the petitioner to deposit it within the trial courtroom inside 15 days and shall file within the registry an affidavit of compliance.

“The trial Magistrate shall ensure that the victim/informant is made aware of this judgment and that the enhanced fine is duly paid to her, and if, due to death or any other reason, the victim/ first informant is not available, to her legal heirs,” the courtroom additional added.


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