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


- 28 Sep 66

Accused held guilty for murder for committing murder of deceased.

India - Madras


S. Selvaraj VS State, by Inspector of Police, Nadukavery Police Station, Thanjavur - 11 Jun 01

Presumption regarding guilty of robbery and murder.

India - Madras


Simon S/o. Tharakan Devassy VS State Of Kerala - 16 Feb 96

Accused cannot be held guilty of murder.

India - Madras


S. Selvaraj VS State, by Inspector of Police - 11 Jun 01

Presumption regarding guilty of robbery and murder.

India - Madras


- 30 Nov 99

Plea of guilty in a murder case for basing conviction.

India - Madras


Rakesh VS State of Rajashtan - 03 May 00

In absence of evidence that finger prints were given by accused voluntarily, finger print expert evidence that chance finger print tallied with specimen prints could not read against accused.

India - Crimes


Krishan VS State of Haryana - 04 Mar 09

Criminal Law--Murder--Circumstantial evidence--Hostile witness--Appeal against conviction--Case of blind murder as dead body of deceased was found lying in abandoned plot--Material witnesses not supporting case of prosecution and turned hostile--Chain of prosecution case not complete and link evidence missing--Prosecution story seems to be suspicious if statement of all witnesses alongwith circumstances are considered together--Circumstantial evidence not sufficient to hold accused guilty for alleged offence beyond reasonable doubt--Accused acquitted--|Penal Code, 1860, Section 302 and 201. (Paras 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 & 25)

India - Punjab


Rajesh Kumar VS State of Rajasthan - 03 Sep 15

Indian Penal Code, 1860 - Section 302 - Murder was alleged to be committed by the accused - Accused admitted guilt and declined trial - Trial Court on the same date convicted the appellant - Procedure adopted by the Trial Court is not proper - Plea of guilty ought not to have been accepted in murder case - Murder is a mixed question of fact and law - Court should not act upon the plea of guilty in serious offences but should proceed to take the evidence as if the plea had been one of not guilty and should decide the case upon the whole evidence including the accused plea - Conviction set aside - Appeal disposed of.

India - Rajasthan


Banwari Lal VS State of Rajasthan - 23 Jan 17

Important Point—Conviction and sentence must be maintained where trustworthy and reliable evidence has been relied upon by trial court so as to hold accused appellant guilty.

India - Rajasthan