In this murder case the court was faced with a situation where a grandson murdered his grandfather when the latter tried bringing sense into him not to indluge in rowdyism and to work. The Court convicted on the basis of clinching testimony of 3 eye witnesses/Recovery/Disclousure Statement/Strained Relations and subsequent conduct of the offendor. The […]Read More Murder Conviction on testimony of interested witnesses
Comment : In this case a women driven to despair and torture jumped into a well with her three children, was convicted u/s 300 (4) for causing death by act with knowledge that such act is so imminently dangerous that it must in all probability cause death. The defence took the specios plea that such act […]Read More Women convicted of murder on jumping in well with children…
CASE NOTE : A true classic on Transmigration of Motive/Transfer of Malice cases. In this case the accused gave poisoned halwa to X who having enough to make him sick, threw it away – which was eaten by two children who died. Accused was held liable for death of these two children by aid of :- […]Read More Transfer of Malice under Indian Penal Code.
Comment : The Court summed up the law on death caused under supposed circumstances. The Law in a nutshell is examine the initial mens rea ? and not the latter one because when the person takes another to be dead and then hangs him up to potrray this as a suicide he has mens rea only […]Read More Murder under Supposed Circumstances
Allahabad High Court Emperor vs Mt. Dhirajia on 4 June, 1940 Equivalent citations: AIR 1940 All 486 Author: Braund JUDGMENT Braund, J. 1. This is an appeal of some little interest. The appellant is a young woman of 20 who was tried for murder by the Sessions Judge of Benares and who was tried […]Read More Emporer v. Dhirajia – On Murder S.300 IPC
Comment : The Court held that to bring a case under section 300 IPC Part 3 – the prosecution need not prove that the accused knew the injury to be sufficient in the ordinary course of nature to cause death – this would be too onerous – and would be tantamount to requiring a direct intention […]Read More Virsa Singh v. State of Punjab – SC on Murder S.300 IPC
Comment : The distinction drawn by Melville J. in this cause celebre, has been accepted. In a nutshell – as Culpable Homicide is the genus and murder is the species. Murder is culpable homicide + that extra mental element – more aggravated mens rea than CH. Bombay High Court Reg vs Govinda on 18 July, […]Read More Murder v. Culpable Homicide – R v Govinda