New Delhi, May 17
The Supreme Court has held that a dying declaration should be scrutinised as minutely as possible since there is a tendency, particularly among wives, to implicate their in-laws in false cases of murder or attempt to murder.
The apex court said courts should scrutinise such declaration with a “microscopic eye” to find out the truthfulness as the victims, at times, are bound to be influenced by relatives to implicate innocent persons.
“The court has to examine a dying declaration scrupulously with a microscopic eye to find out whether the dying declaration is voluntary, truthful, made in a conscious state of mind without being influenced by the relatives present or by the investigating agency who may be interested in the success of investigation or which may be negligent while recording the dying declaration.”— PTI
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