Rajeesh v. State of Kerala

  • Criminal

Penal Code, 1860 – Ss. 100 & 302 – Murder – Right of Private Defence When the right of private defence of the body extends to causing death Mitigating & Aggravating Circumstances – Carrying knife : possibilities and legal implications – The deceased was not carrying any lethal weapon – Close relationship between the deceased and the accused the right should not extend to inflicting more harm than it is necessary to inflict for the purpose of defence.

Case Law Reference

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  3. Radha Mohan Singh v. State of U.P., AIR 2006 SC 951
  4. Krishnan v. State of Tamilnadu, (2006) 11 SCC 304
  5. Hafiz v. State of U.P., (2005) 12 SCC 599
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  13. Robert B. Brown v. United States of America, 1921 (256) US 335