Case Title: Pinki vs State
A single bench of Justice Sandeep Moudgil of Punjab and Haryana High Court while granting bail to a woman, observed that it is highly improbable that merely for Rs 90,000/- a mother would kill her own daughter.
“It is highly improbable that merely for Rs.90,000/-, a biological mother would kill her own daughter and over and above had to use 2 ‘chunnis’ to strangulate a minor girl”.
A mother was accused of conspiring with her second husband for murdering her nine-year-old daughter by strangling her with chunni for receiving Rs 90,000/- from life insurance policy.
The bench while granting bail to the woman referred about the Article 21 of the constitution of India.
The advocate appearing for the state submitted that the woman was finding it hard to make payments for a land which she and her ex-husband had purchased earlier. therefore, she along with her second husband murdered her child for receiving Rs 90,000 from a life insurance policy.
The advocate appearing for the woman submitted that merely on the basis of her ex-husband’s statement, she is being dragged into the case.
The bench observed that the woman had no history of committing any prior crimes and she had been in jail for over 2 years.
Hence, after considering the observation, bench granted bail to the woman