This judgment from Supreme Court of India revisits the evidences submitted at the trial court stage and overturns the conviction under 498A due to no material evidence in regards to cruelty under the statutes of IPC 498A.
Key point on delay in filing the complaint
Manju Ram Kalita vs State Of Assam on 29 May, 2009
The complaint of cruelty was lodged by filing an FIR on 23.5.1997 i.e. after four years of leaving the matrimonial home. More so, the mental or physical torture was not continuous on the part of the appellant as there is no complaint against him between 1993 to 1997 i.e. leaving the matrimonial home by the wife and performing the second marriage by the husband.