What is Dying Declaration?

What is Dying Declaration?

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It is based on principles of Leterm Mortem

Dying Declaration is an exception to the rule of Hearsay evidence.

Dying declaration is dealt with in Section 32(1) of Indian Evidence Act .

section 32(1) provides for the statement of a person who is dead.

 Pakala Narayana Swami vs King Emperor- held that the letter to wife before going to place where he was killed.

It was held to be a Dying Declaration.

In England  declarant should have expectation of death.

In Indian law  the expectancy of death in minds of the declarant is not necessary.

There is neither a rule of law nor of prudence that a dying declaration cannot be acted upon without corroboration

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