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


STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH VS FAQUIREY - 11 Feb 19

Intentional homicide is murder punishable under Section 302 of IPC.

India - Supreme Court


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


STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH VS GANGABISHAN @ VISHNU - 27 Jul 18

Causing bodily injury likely to cause death but without intention to murder is culpable homicide not amounting to murder and is punishable u/s 304 (Part I) of IPC.

India - Supreme Court


RAM LAL VS STATE OF H. P - 12 May 05

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE, 1973 - Section 374 - Appeal - Appellant convicted for the offence under Section 302 IPC - Defence counsel submitting that this is a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder punishable under Section 304 IPC and not of murder, punishable under Section 302 IPC - Held, no merit in the submissions of the Defence counsel - Appeal dismissed.

India - Himachal Pradesh


Krushna Chandra Sahu VS State of Orissa - 29 Jun 84

Where accused pierced into the chest of the deceased a tenta without premeditation and in a fit of anger and on the spur of the moment then the act of the accused would be culpable homicide not amounting to murder punishable under Section 304 Part II Indian Penal Code and not murder.

India - Crimes


PARSIGHBHAI GALIYA MACHER VS STATE OF GUJARAT - 08 Nov 12

Indian Penal Code, 1860 - Sections 302 and 307 - Criminal Procedure Code, 1908 - Section 374 - Appeal is at the instance of a convict accused for the offences punishable under Sections 302 and 307 of the Indian Penal Code, and is directed against an order of conviction and sentence, passed by Additional Sessions Judge - Additional Sessions Judge found the appellant guilty of the offences punishable under Sections 302 and 307 of the Indian Penal Code and consequently, sentenced him to suffer Life Imprisonment and a fine for the offence of murder punishable under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code with a further stipulation that in default of payment of fine, the appellant was directed to undergo further Rigorous Imprisonment for six months - Additional Sessions Judge sentenced the accused to suffer Rigorous Imprisonment for a period of 10 years and a fine for the offence punishable under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code - In default of payment of fine, the appellant was directed to un...

India - Gujarat


Ram Prakash Singh VS State of Bihar - 03 Feb 98

Penal Code, Sec. 302 and 304 Part II – Culpable homicide not amounting to murder – Deceased and accused friends – Hot exchange of words took place – Only one knife blow was given by the accused without aiming it at any particular part of the body of deceased – Post-mortem report suggest that the injury was not sufficient in the ordinary course of nature to cause death – Held – Case is not of murder punishable u/Sec. 302 but is punishable u/Sec. 304 Part II. (Para 4)

India - Rajasthan


Movva Sambasivudu Sivudu, Guntur Dt. VS State of AP. , Rep PP. Hyd. - 06 Jan 22

In order to sustain conviction must be complete and incapable of explanation of any other hypothesis than that of the guilt of the accused and such evidence should not only be consistent with the guilt of the accused but should be inconsistent with his innocence.

India - Andhra