Mumbai, June 11: A Sessions Court in Mumbai granted bail to a teenager charged of murdering his father. The bench cited the "bad vices of the deceased" while ruling in the defence counsel's favour.
The case dates back to February 19 this year when an 18-year-old Worli youth killed his father following a heated argument. The late victim, the defence lawyer said, was a habitual offender who used to regularly assault the accused's mother and his six-year-old sister.
The deceased was also a history-sheeter, being convicted for raping his sister-in-law. He was sentenced him to seven years for the crime.
The court also conceded to the defence counsel's argument highlighting no criminal cases registered in the past against the teenager. "Though offence is serious in nature, accused has no criminal antecedent," the bench noted, further taking into account the educational aspirations of the accused.
The bail was granted to the accused on the condition of a Rs 30,000 bond, along with one or two surety items of like amount. The prosecution had opposed the bail, claiming a murder cannot be discriminated upon based upon the vices of the deceased. The court, however, overruled the argument.