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Prahlad v. State of U.P.

Penal Code, 1860 – Sections 302, 324, 149, 24 – Evidence Act, 1872 – Section 3 – Rustic Witnesses – Witnesses are rustic villagers, uneducated, men of low profile, doing agricultural work – Such witnesses cannot be expected to possess the photographic memory and recall details of the incident mathematically. [Para 27] 2022 Cri.L.J. 2363

Bhagchandra v. State of Madhya Pradesh

Evidence Law – minor discrepancies in the evidence of the prosecution witnesses are not of such a nature which would persuade the Court to disbelieve their testimonies – witnesses are rustic villagers and some inconsistencies in their depositions are bound to be there.