Nanak Ram Vs. State of Rajasthan

Nanak Ram Vs. State of Rajasthan
Culpable Homicide
Criminal Appeal No.1985 of 2010 with Crl.A.No.1990/2010, Crl.A.No.1991/2010, Crl.A.No.1992/2010 and Crl.A.No.342/2011-Decided on 26-2-2014.
Out of the 9 injuries, only injury no.1 was held to be of grievous nature, which was sufficient in the ordinary course of nature to cause death of the deceased. The assaults were made at random. Even the previous altercations were verbal and not physical. The earlier disputes over land do not appear to have assumed the characteristics of physical combat. This goes to show that in the heat of passion upon a sudden quarrel the accused persons had caused injuries on the deceased. That being so the Exception 4 to Section 300 IPC is applicableā€¦.. Looking at the nature of injuries sustained by the deceased and the circumstances as enumerated above the conclusion is irresistible that the death was caused by the acts of the accused done with the intention of causing such bodily injury as is likely to cause death and therefore the offence would squarely come within the first part of Section 304 IPC and the appellants would be liable to be convicted for the said offence. The conviction of the appellants/accused under Section 304 Part II read with Section 149 IPC by the High Court is liable to be set aside...read more