MARGAO: Patorciana Fernandes of Gounloy, Nuvem, has applied for anticipatory bail before the Sessions Court in Margao. She is being charged in a dowry death case that was reported by the Maina-Curtorim police. A hearing for the application, which requests protection from arrest, is set for December 5.
The public prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the Maina-Curtorim police have all received notices from the court, according to confirmation from the police force that served Fernandes with a notice under Section 41 of the CrPC.
The police department is ready to challenge the request for anticipatory bail and will provide a response in court. Fernandes was arrested on suspicion of intimidating and cruelly treating her 30-year-old daughter-in-law, Samanta Fernandes, while requesting a dowry.