The husband has moved the second bail plea claiming that the police officer was responsible for the law student taking the extreme step.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said Section 304-B was inserted in the IPC to combat the social evil of dowry demand that has reached alarming proportions.
The High Court had earlier given anticipatory bail to Santhamma and asked her to surrender before the DySP of Nedumangad.
Shamna alleged that instead of taking a case against them, a case was filed against her based on the complaint filed by the kin.
The court's remarks came after the Public Prosecutor opposed granting bail to the three accused so that a strong message is sent to society.
Such gifts, which were included in the list as per the relevant sections of the law, cannot be treated as dowry under the ambit of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, the High Court said.
The court rejected his bail plea, accepting the prosecution argument that he was likely to influence witnesses and tamper with evidence if he was granted bail.
The main digital evidence is the many WhatsApp messages Vismaya had sent to her friends and relatives informing them about the constant abuse she had to endure at her husband's home.
Annie Raja hinted that it could be the reason why certain sections of the police were intentionally acting against the government's policy on women's security.
The dummy trial, which involved a snake biting the dummy, was conducted at the Forest Department's Training Institute in Arippa, Kollam.