Tag: suicide

  • Women convicted of murder on jumping in well with children…

    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 […]

  • Murder under Supposed Circumstances

    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 […]

  • Emporer v. Dhirajia – On Murder S.300 IPC

      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 […]