Medical evidence takes precedence if it completely rules out eyewitness evidence: Calcutta High Court

"In the present case, medical evidence completely rules out the prosecution version of the injuries," the Court found while acquitting several men accused of beating a man to death.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court recently held that while the ordinary rule is to prioritise eyewitness testimony in criminal trials, medical evidence would be given more weight if it completely rules out the version of events alleged by the witness [Sukur Ali Mondal & Ors. v. The State of West Bengal & Anr.]

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