A Bench of CJI NV Ramana, Justices Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose reiterated that a Court must be satisfied that the dying declaration is true and voluntary, and only then it could be the sole basis for conviction without corroboration. The court noted the following factors
(i) interpolation in the dying declaration.
(ii) contradiction in the statements of prosecution witnesses regarding injuries on the palm.
(iii) the victim with 80% injuries was apparently not in a situation to talk or give statement.
(iv) PW-2 son of the deceased himself has started that his mother committed suicide as she could not bear that her another son had been sent to jail.
(v) There being no corroborative evidence to the statement, and
(vi) There is no other evidence led by the prosecution to connect the appellants with the crime expect the statement.