Dying Declaration And Dowry Death




Raashi Agarwal, SVKMS NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School Of Law


ABSTRACT


The task of the judge to scrutinize a matter and find the truth into it. Finding out the truth is a part and parcel of ever justice delivery mechanism. Every fact needs to be analyzed, scrutinized and evidence have to be presented in order to corroborate a narrated story. In a country like India where marriage is considered to be solemn and a wellspring of fresh starts. However, it has the longest shades of malice, one of them being the framework of dowry. Such instance of customs which show male-predominance by socially outraging a woman is still pervasive in the 21st century. For such a custom, women are regularly in the four walls of house are being harassed and tortured for the procurement of dowry. Instead of strict penal provisions being provided, it has been difficult to contain such a heinous crime. Dowry death is tricky one for judiciary as well, as it takes many evidences to prove the guilt of the accused. Dying declaration is one such evidence. This paper seeks to understand the relevancy, credibility, reliability, admissibly and evidentiary value of dying declaration in cases of dowry death.


Keywords: Dowry Death, Dying Declaration, Indian Penal Code, The Indian Evidence Act.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878

Website: www.ijllr.com

Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

Submit Manuscript: Click here

Open Access Logo

Licensing:

​All research articles published in The Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research are fully open access. i.e. immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Disclaimer:

The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the IJLLR or its members. The designations employed in this publication and the presentation of material therein do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the IJLLR.