A hyper sensitive Knife killed herself by hanging. And so Hon’ble Justice of Bombay High Court said,
Prima facie, this discloses hyper sensitivity of a wife, and ordinary petulance and discord in matrimonial life. Prima facie, this incident cannot be said to satisfy the requirement of ingredients of offence of cruelty defined in Section 498A of the IPC.
Similarly, for making out an offence punishable under Section 306 of the IPC, what is required to be proved is mens rea. Without knowledge and intention, there cannot be an abetment. There must be some active suggestion or stimulation by accused persons to the victim.
Neeraj Subhash Mehta vs. The State of Maharashtra on 13, January 2017