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Supreme Court Judgments on Abetment of Suicide

Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code pertains to abetment of suicide. Simply put, when one person drives another to commit suicide with a clear motive, followed by actions to drive another to commit suicide, it amounts to abetment of suicide. Recent Supreme Court judgments have established the importance of intention of the accused to prove this offence under section 306.