Lapse of time between injuries and death does not diminish liability in murder cases: Supreme Court

Such a lapse of time, would not per se constitute a determinative factor as to diminish the offender’s liability from the offence of "murder" to that of "culpable homicide not amounting to murder", the Court said.
 Justices Krishna Murari and S Ravindra Bhat
Justices Krishna Murari and S Ravindra Bhat

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the liability of a murder accused will not be diminished merely because the death of the victim occurred after a considerable lapse of time from when he suffered injuries due to the acts of the accused [Prasad Pradhan and Another v. State of Chhattisgarh].

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