Why the Supreme Court reduced the sentence of a retired Army Officer who shot a child dead for plucking fruit from trees

Bar & Bench November 25 2019
Supreme Court

Smrithi Krishna Prasad

A retired Army officer convicted for the murder of a minor child was granted partial relief by the Supreme Court earlier this month. The Court held that the act of the appellant of shooting and killing the deceased child from a distance of 100 meters would fall under the offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The order was passed by a Supreme Court Bench of Justices Mohan M Shantanagoudar and Aniruddha Bose in an appeal against a Madras . . .

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