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Dying declaration doubtful if someone else dictates it: SC

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 00:05

Supreme Court on Wednesday held that credibility of a dying declaration comes under "suspicion" if it is not in the "actual words" of the victim and has been dictated by somebody else.

Husband, in-laws get life term for killing woman

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 21:54

Relying on the dying declaration of the victim, the Supreme Court has sentenced a man and his parents for life imprisonment for killing his wife by setting her on fire.

Presence of victim`s relative won`t make dying declaration invalid: SC

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 18:33

Dying declaration is normally recorded by a magistrate and relatives are not allowed to be present there as they might influence the victim in giving her statement.

Delhi gang-rape: Victim’s statement to act as crucial dying declaration?

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012, 14:38

Although the gang-rape victim is now resting in peace but her statement can play a crucial role in the form of a dying declaration in the case to nail the six accused involved in this heinous crime.

Dying declaration not sole criteria for conviction: HC

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 11:20

The Bombay High Court has observed that a dying declaration cannot be the sole criteria for conviction and in case of two contrasting views, the one favourable to the accused should be adopted.

Dying declaration recorded by police is valid: SC

Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 18:59

Statement recorded by police can be treated as a dying declaration and is valid evidence, the Supreme Court has held.

No need to repeat dying declaration in court: HC

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 08, 2011, 16:04

A full bench of the Bombay High Court has held that a Magistrate or any other person who records a dying declaration of a victim is not required in law to repeat it verbatim in the court in order to prove it.

Shouting in public is not dying declaration: HC

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 14:10

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay HC has ruled that shouting by a person on his death bed cannot fit into a dying declaration.

Delhi court upholds victim`s statement as dying declaration

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 16:07

Treating a critically injured person`s statements to people who took him to hospital as his dying declaration, a Delhi court has convicted his assailant and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

Conviction valid solely on dying declaration: SC

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 00:56

The Supreme Court has ruled that a person can be convicted on the basis of a dying declaration as long as it was "trustworthy" even if other witnesses turn hostile.

‘Dying declaration unreliable if person survives’

Last Updated: Monday, August 02, 2010, 21:45

The Supreme Court has ruled that the dying declaration of a person cannot be relied upon if the person survives and quashed the life sentence of educationist S Arul Raja.

`Dying declaration should be scrutinised minutely`

Last Updated: Monday, May 17, 2010, 20:13

The Supreme Court has held that a dying declaration should be scrutinised as minutely as possible since there is a tendency particularly among wives to implicate their in-laws in false cases of murder or attempt to murder.