The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant bail to a man accused of killing a woman after being bitten by a snake.
The bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli was hearing the bail plea of a convict from Rajasthan. During the hearing, Judge Surya Kant said, “This is a new trend. People bring poisonous snakes from snakes and kill someone if they are bitten by a snake. It is now becoming common in Rajasthan.”
Advocate Aditya Chaudhary, appearing for the accused Krishnakumar, said there was “no direct evidence against the accused”.
It is said that Krishnakumar went to the snake charmer with the main culprit and bought the snake for Rs 10,000.
Mr Chaudhry argued that his client did not know why his friend was buying snakes or venom. It was said to be needed for medical purposes.
The lawyer argued that Mr. Kumar did not even go to the woman’s house with the snake. He said the accused was an engineering student and should be granted bail for his future.
The headline in 2019 was the incident where a woman was bitten by a snake by her daughter-in-law in a village in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. Daughter-in-law Albana has been accused of having an extramarital affair with Manish from Jaipur.
Albana and her mother-in-law Subodh Devi lived together and Albana’s husband and brother-in-law were in the army and lived apart due to their occupation.
Subodh Devi’s husband Rajesh also lived away from home due to work.
Sachin and Albana got married on December 12, 2018. In the absence of her husband, Albana had an extramarital affair with Manish. They talk often. When Subodh Devi found out about the affair, he started teasing his daughter-in-law for always being on the phone.
When the mother-in-law began to become an obstacle in the love story, Albana and her boyfriend Manish planned to kill Subodh Devi without finding her.
On June 2, 2019, Subodh Devi was bitten by a snake. However, one and a half months after her death, Albana’s mother – in – law suspected her and lodged a complaint with the police. They also gave some evidence. The family gave the phone numbers of Albana and Manish to the police.
According to police records, on June 2, 124 calls were made between Albana and Manish and 19 calls were made between Albana and Krishnakumar.
Some messages were also shared between these numbers.
Police said that Alpana, Manish and their friend Krishna Kumar were involved in the murder of Subodh Devi. All three accused were arrested on January 4, 2020 and have been in jail ever since.