Nagpur: Harish Pasare, accused of attempting to burn wife to death, was acquitted by the court of Additional Sessions Judge, Nagpur, Ashok Dhamecha.
According to details of the case, Harish Pasare and his wife are well educated and working in Reliance Company. They fell in love and got married in year 2010. The were living at a rented house in Narendra Nagar here in the city. There erupted domestic quarrels between them. Wife started suspecting husband (Harish) of his extra-marital relations, and their quarrels reached to the extent of asking for divorce.
On January 9, 2014, at about 8.30 pm, as alleged, when wife Medha was busy in kitchen works, Harish from her behind reached her and started sprinkling kerosene. Frightened Medha escaped out and went to the house of her neighbour and from there she informed her father on phone. Her father in turn informed the police control room.
Woman PSI Nisha Bansod of Sonegaon police station rushed to the spot, seized kerosene bottle, made panchanama and recorded Medha’s FIR. After investigation, the case was committed to trial by sessions court against Harish. As many as 7 witnesses were examined by the court.
The defence counsel argued before the court that the whole case was falsely made against Harish under vengeance of his wife. It was told to court that Medha had herself brought kerosene and then accused (Harish) had approached police station to file complaint. Medha had tried to cover up her own act of commission.
Medha had confessed during police investigation that though Harish lived separately from her but on week-ends both of them lived together, the defence said, adding that the police should have obtained the finger-print marks on the kerosene-bottle.
The court heard the defence and on the basis of benefit of doubt, ordered acquittal of the accused Harish. Adv Chandrashekhar Jaltare appeared for the defence while APP Sandeep Dongre appeared for the prosecution/ state.