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Dying Declaration

Thankappan Achary v. State of Kerala

  • Order

Dying Declaration – Principle behind the admissibility of the dying declaration – “Nemo moriturus praesumitur mentire” – “A man will not meet his maker with a lie in his mouth” – The reason which lends credibility to the dying declaration is that, ‘a sense of impending death produces in a man’s mind the same feeling as that of a conscientious and virtuous man under oath’. 2021 (5) KCC 2