Bombay High Court Grants Bail To Woman Accused Of Throwing Her New Born Baby From Building Top
The Bombay High Court has granted bail to a woman who has been accused of throwing her new born baby from the top of the building.
The bench of Justice MS Karnik, while observing that the possibility of the trial commencing any time soon in the near future is remote, granted bail to the woman.
Advocate Shriganesh S. Sawalkar appeared for the woman-applicant whereas APP S.H. Yadav appeared for the State.
In this case, the accused woman had approached the High Court seeking bail in respect of a case registered against her for the offence punishable under sections 317, 302, 201 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
It is alleged that the woman-applicant threw her new born baby from the top of the building.
From the record, it appeared that the woman was upset with her husband, as according to her, he was having illicit relations with another woman.
The Court noted that the woman who was working as a house maid has been in custody since more than 2 years and 11 months.
The Court observed that no purpose will be served by prolonging the custody of the woman any further.
"This is an unfortunate case where the applicant delivered the child at about 2.30 pm and herself cut the umbilical cord with a knife. At the relevant time, she was residing with her sister in law. The charge-sheet has already been filed. No purpose will be served by prolonging the custody of the applicant – a woman any further.", the Court observed.
Accordingly, the Court directed the woman to be released on bail on furnishing P.R. bond in the sum of Rs 10,000/- with one or more sureties of the like amount.
The Court has also directed her to report to the concerned police station as and when called.
Cause Title- Dimple Sunil Warthe v. State of Maharashtra