R VS Lichniak - 25 Nov 02

Mandatory life sentence for murder has a denunciatory value, expressing society s view of a crime which has long been regarded with peculiar abhorrence.

India - Supreme Court


Vijay Dutt Through his wife Dr. (Mrs. ) Veena Dutt VS R. D. Nagpal Consultant Neuro-Surgeon, Jaslok Hospital and Research Center - 07 May 14

Negligence cannot be attributed to a doctor so long as he is performing his duties to the best of his ability and with due care and caution.

India - Consumer


Umar Hayath Khan VS Mahaboobunnisaalias Munavar Sultana - 29 Aug 75

Divorced wife of a Muslim claiming maintenance.

India - Madras


Sheikh Yusuf VS State Of Bihar - 31 May 99

Indian Penal Code, 1860-Section 302-Murder-Circumstantial evidence-Conviction of husband for murder of his wife-Plea of accused husband that his wife died due to snake bite falsified by medical evidence-No explanation by accused husband as to how his wife sustained injuries on her person in his house on the night of the occurrence-Accused was in hurry to bury her dead body-Circumstantial evidence enumerated held sufficient to establish that the accused had committed murder-Appellant was rightly convicted. (Paras 6 & 7)

India - Bihar


Mrinal Kantidas VS State of Rajasthan - 23 Jul 01

Penal Code, Sec. 302 – Appeal – Charges of murder of wife by strangulation – Trial Court convicted, the accused appellant u/Sec.302 IPC relying on extra judicial confession corroborated by incriminating circumstance of sole opportunity to kill his wife – Held – The extra judicial confession which is not obtained by coercion, promise of favour or false hope and is planary in character and voluntary in nature can be made the basis of conviction even without corroboration – The chain of circumstantial evidence is established against the accused appellant–Confirmed the conviction. (Paras 11 to 13)There is another incriminating circumstance against the appellant to connect him with the crime that he had the sole opportunity to commit the murder of his wife. If the appellant did not committed the murder there could be only two possibilities, either she committed suicide or third persons killed her. If it was so, in either eventuality it must be withi...

India - Rajasthan


State of Karnataka, Rptd. by The Circle Police, Inspector, Nippani VS Ramesh Chandar Adake - 15 Mar 18

INDIAN EVIDENCE ACT, 1872 [C.A. NO. 1/1872] - Sections 3, 28 - Extrajudicial confession - Allegation that accused committed murder of deceased, wife by sickle - Later accused attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison - Prosecution witnesses caught accused near house of brother of deceased in unconscious condition - Accused confessed to Tahsildar that he after consuming alcohol and poison, committed murder of deceased, wife by sickle - Confession not in custody of police - Extra- judicial confession, held, reliable.INDIAN PENAL CODE, 1860 [C.A. NO. 45/1860] - Sections 302, 309, 449 - Murder, attempt to commit suicide and house trespass - Burden of proof - Extrajudicial confession - Allegation that accused entered into house of brother of deceased wife and committed her murder by inflicting fatal injuries with sickle - Later accused attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison - Testimony of eye-witness, corroborating with contents of FI...

India - Karnataka


Laxman Ramchandra Kamble VS State of Maharashtra Through Home Secretary - 05 Oct 12

Penal Code (1860), Ss.302, 337 – Murder of wife—Petitioner suspecting character of his wife—Manner in which offence was committed not disclosing that murder was not premeditated - Petitioner falling under category 1(d) of guidelines of year 1992 and even under category 2(c) of guidelines of year 2010 - No remission admissible. (Paras 10 to 12)

India - Maharashtra


Narayan Debnath VS State of Assam - 23 Jul 09

Indian Penal Code, 1860 - Sections 302 and 201 - Evidence Act - Section 27, 11 and 103 - Offence of murder - Charge-sheet – Appeal against conviction - Strained relation with his wife, accused beat his wife and drove her away with their two children, both the children being very young and, in fact one of them being almost a suckling baby - Having driven away his wife accused married another woman and started living with her - On being driven out of her matrimonial house by her husband, took shelter at house of her sister and started living there along with her two female children - On, i.e., day preceding the day of election, which took place on along with her children came to house of her brother-in-law, PW 1 whose house is at a distance of about one k.m. from house of accused - On day of election, i.e., leaving her elder child with PW 1 at his house went out with tier younger child to cast vote - About a week before election second wife of accused had gone to her mothers house and wa...

India - Gauhati


Shanmugam VS State rep. By Inspector of Police - 12 Oct 04

Offence committed by accused amounts to culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

India - Madras


Latika Koteswara Rao VS State of A. P. - 13 Feb 08

Indian Penal Code, 1860 –Sections 302, 307, 201 – Murder of Minor Girl – Murder of Wife – –Sessions Judge, framed three charges against appellant herein, viz., that he committed the murder of his daughter aged about 3 years, by beating her with a stick, and thereafter threw her into the waters, and thereby committed offence under Section 302 I.P.C; 2) that he attempted to commit murder of his wife, and thereby committed the offence punishable under Section 307 I.P.C – and, 3) that he caused disappearance of the evidence by throwing the dead body, into water, which is an offence punishable under Section 201 I.P.C – Through its judgment the trial Court held all the charges against the appellant, proved – It sentenced him to undergo imprisonment for life, for the offence under the first charge; rigorous imprisonment of five years and fine for the offence under second charge; and rigorous imprisonment for three years with fine for the one, under the third charge – Held, Even if the entire ...

India - Andhra