Dying Declaration must be subject to close scrutiny but can be relied upon without corroboration: Supreme Court

The Court said that the whole idea of accepting a statement in the name of dying declaration is that a man will not meet his maker with a lie in his mouth.
Justice Surya Kant and Justice JB Pardiwala
Justice Surya Kant and Justice JB Pardiwala

The Supreme Court last week held that a dying declaration should be subjected to close scrutiny by a court considering the same but once the court is satisfied that it is a truthful version as to the circumstances in which the death occurred, the law does not expect that there should be corroboration before it can be relied upon [Kamal Khudal v. State of Assam].

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