Whether the appellant was the assailant who had raped and murdered the defence-less young Girl?
Whether the appellant had a motive to commit the alleged crime?
Whether the case falls under the rarest of the rare cases?
Whether this case establishes the statement of circumstantial evidence to be admissible in the court of law?
The question of law revolves around the admissibility of circumstantial evidence in the absence of absolute evidence. According to Indian Evidence Act, 1872, circumstantial evidence is also known as indirect evidence. It relates to a series of facts other than the fact sough to be proved it is the evidence that is drawn not from direct observation of the fact at issue but from events or circumstances surround it is a proof of a fact which tends to prove whether something is true or not. It is usually a theory supported by a significant quantity of corroborating evidence.