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Volume No - 7 Issue No - 10
Dying declaration, in legislative wisdom, is an exception to general rule of direct evidence; it is admitted to the detriment of an accused without opportunity of cross examination upon the declarant under the belief that a person, face to face with God, would tell nothing but the whole truth. Sanctimonious hypothesis . notwithstanding before conviction is based upon such a declaration, prosecution must demonstrate beyond shadow of doubt that it comprises of the words of declarant alone without extraneous prompting or additions.