Attempt to murder by depressed woman, FIR quashed: Bombay HC
A woman attempted to murder her 3 month old son while he was under treatment for being poisoned, in the hospital. An FIR registered against Savita , a 25 year old from Osmanabad. An FIR has been launched by Savita’s husband Manish against an unknown person who forcibly administered insecticide to his son.
During the course of the investigation, Savita’s child was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Sholapur. One day, Savita picked her newborn child, took him outside and then abandoned him near a scrap building material lying in an open space.
A division bench of Auraganbad bench of Bombay HC, Justice SS Shinde and Justice KK Sonwane was hearing an application filed by Savita under Section 482 of the IPC.
According to Savita’s lawyer SS Jadhavar, during the relevant period of commission of crime, his client was suffering from mental illness, known as postpartum depression, which generally happens to a woman after delivery.
On coclusion the case in Sessions Court against Savita would ultimately result in her acquittal, the high court quashed and set aside the FIR registered against her.