Patna High Court acquits man who was sentenced to life imprisonment in murder case 25 years ago

The Bench noted that a dying declaration was required to be subject to close scrutiny, especially because it was made in the absence of the accused.
Patna High Court
Patna High Court

A murder convict awarded life imprisonment twenty five years ago was recently acquitted by the Patna High Court for want of evidence in support of the victim's dying declaration, which was the sole basis of conviction [Balmiki Prasad Chourasia v. State of Bihar].

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