Kariman vs State Of Chhattisgarh 2024 INSC 335 – Murder Conviction Modified To 304 IPC

Indian Penal Code, 1860; Section 300,302,304 -Appeal by accused against concurrent conviction under Section 302 IPC – The cause of death was opined as shock due to internal bleeding. Thus, by no stretch of imagination, can be it accepted that the accused had the intention to cause injury/injuries to the victim with the intention or knowledge that the same would result into her death. The act of the accused is not covered by any of the four clauses contained in Section 300 IPC- The accused can at best be attributed with the knowledge that the injury of the nature which he inflicted upon Dasmet Bai(deceased) was likely to cause death but without any intention to cause death or to cause such bodily injury as was likely to cause death. Thus, the act of the accused is covered under Part II of Section 304 IPC.

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