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Nijin Raj K. Jose

Kerala High Court: Declaring a Marriage Null and Void Is a Very Serious Matter as It Wipes Out a Jural Relationship

On 1st March 2021, a Single Judge Bench consisting of Hon’ble Mr Justice C.S. Dias heard Anu Mary Yohannan v. Manu Philip’s case.

In this case, the original petition under Sec 10 (1)(x), Sec 18 (Petition for a decree of nullity) and Sec 19 (Grounds of Decree) of the Divorce Act, 1869, seeking to declare his marriage with the Appellant null and void by a decree of divorce. The Family Court allowed the petition. Aggrieved by the decision, an appeal was preferred by the Appellant. 

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Section 304 IPC Arises Only With Rash and Negligent Act of Accused: Kerala High Court

On 26th February, a Single Judge Bench consisting of Hon’ble Mr Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas heard the case of P.M.Raju v. the State Of Kerala.

In this case, the Accused was found guilty for the offence under Section 304 IPC (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 5 years and to pay a fine of Rs.1,50.000/-. An appeal was filed aggrieved by this conviction. 

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