Unless the dying declaration is wholly reliable, voluntarily free from all doubts and truthful and further the maker was in fit medical condition, it can not be the basis for conviction. 

Excerpt:  . Unless the dying declaration is wholly reliable, voluntarily free from all doubts and truthful and further the maker was in fit medical condition, it can not be the basis for conviction. In the present case even though the prosecution made an attempt to prove ill-treatment or cruelty against the deceased to prove commission … Continue reading Unless the dying declaration is wholly reliable, voluntarily free from all doubts and truthful and further the maker was in fit medical condition, it can not be the basis for conviction. 

498a conviction based on extra judicial confession reversed.

Excerpt:Law is well settled by a catena of decisions rendered by Hon'ble the Supreme Court that extra judicial confession is inherently a weak piece of evidence. prosecution theory that the accused poured kerosene on the person of the deceased and then set her ablaze, is totally (29 of 31) [CRLA-799/2014] unsubstantiated. If this allegation was true, … Continue reading 498a conviction based on extra judicial confession reversed.