Section 302 applicable when death is caused by single blow on vital part of the body: Supreme Court

Shruti Mahajan June 3 2019
Section 302 - Supreme Court SC

In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court has held that when death is caused by a single blow on a vital part of the body, Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which deals with murder may become applicable.

The Vacation Bench of Justices MR Shah and AS Bopanna set aside a decision of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had altered the conviction of the accused from murder to culpable homicide under Section 304 Part II of the IPC . . .

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