[Section 34 IPC] Once common intention to kill established, immaterial that all accused did not cause injury to accused: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court was hearing an appeal by the State of Madhya Pradesh against an order of the High Court that had reversed the murder conviction of two of the four accused.
Justice MR Shah, Justice BV Nagarathna and Supreme Court
Justice MR Shah, Justice BV Nagarathna and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that in a murder case, once it is established and proved that all the accused gathered at the crime scene with a shared intention to kill, it is immaterial that some of them had not used any weapon to injure the victim [State of Madhya Pradesh v. Ramji Lal Sharma and Another].

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