Ossification test on a 55-year-old cannot determine his juvenility at the time of crime: Supreme Court

Ossification test on a 55-year-old cannot determine his juvenility at the time of crime: Supreme Court

The three-judge bench led by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman further held that it is the quality of evidence which is important in a criminal trial and not the quantity of evidence.

The Supreme Court of India on Thursday held that an ossification test conducted on an accused at the age of 55 cannot solely be relied upon to determine his juvenility in the absence of reliable trustworthy medical evidence (Ram Vijay Singh v. State of Uttar Pradesh).

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