Abetment involves mental process of instigating person into doing something: SC

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New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) Abetment involves a mental process of instigating or intentionally aiding a person to do something, the Supreme Court said on Friday while quashing criminal proceedings and a Non Bailable Warrant (NBA) issued against a woman in a case of an alleged suicide under the SC/ST Act.

"Abetment involves the mental process of instigating a person or intentionally aiding a person in doing a thing...

A bench comprising Justices R Subhash Reddy and Hrishikesh Roy said that without positive act on the part of the accused to instigate or aid in committing suicide, no one can be convicted for offence under Section 306 (Abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.