In the instant case, the Husband Held held out a threat of committing suicide to his wife and son if they did not execute a release deed in favor of his brother. The wife and son executed the release deed under the threat.

Issue / Questions: 

            The question was whether a threat of committing suicide amounts to coercion?

Held :  
             Court Held that the threat of suicide amounted to coercion within Section 15 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 and the release deed was, therefore, voidable"


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