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UP cops accused of burning people alive

In yet another incident exposing the brazen face of Uttar Pradesh Police, a middle-aged woman, said to be the mother of a journalist, was molested and set ablaze by two policemen after she refused

Jul 07, 2015, 21:23 PM IST

UP cops accused of burning people alive- Part II

In yet another incident exposing the brazen face of Uttar Pradesh Police, a middle-aged woman, said to be the mother of a journalist, was molested and set ablaze by two policemen after she refused

Jul 07, 2015, 21:23 PM IST

Dying declaration doubtful if someone else dictates it: SC

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.

Apr 10, 2014, 00:05 AM IST

Husband, in-laws get life term for killing woman

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.

May 22, 2013, 21:54 PM IST

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

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.

Mar 29, 2013, 18:33 PM IST

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

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.

Dec 31, 2012, 14:38 PM IST

Dying declaration not sole criteria for conviction: HC

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.

Nov 16, 2012, 11:20 AM IST

Dying declaration recorded by police is valid: SC

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

May 17, 2012, 18:59 PM IST

No need to repeat dying declaration in court: HC

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.

Nov 08, 2011, 16:04 PM IST

Delhi court upholds victim`s statement as dying declaration

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.

Feb 23, 2011, 16:07 PM IST

Conviction valid solely on dying declaration: SC

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.

Nov 30, 2010, 00:56 AM IST

`Dying declaration should be scrutinised minutely`

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.

May 17, 2010, 20:13 PM IST

Accused can be punished on basis of dying declaration: Alld HC

Punishment could be awarded to an
accused on the basis of a dying declaration even in the
absence of corroborative evidence.

Dec 15, 2009, 00:17 AM IST