Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989

Mani @ Rajendran v. State of Kerala

  • Order

Penal Code, 1860 – S. 302 – Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 – S.3(2)(v) – When public opinion influences an investigation its very course gets diverted with exasperating results. A tribal woman was murdered and the suspect was her confidant who was from the same community. The community rose in arms against the implication of their own and the Police removed him from the array of suspects and proceeded against the two other suspects from a different community with a higher caste status. 2021 (4) KCC 198