Criminal law: Culpable Homicide v. Murder

Authors: Shelal Lodhi Rajput from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and Kessia E. Kuriakose from NALSAR University of Law.

All crimes comprise of two components mens rea and actus reus, if any of them is missing then the committed act did not fall under the ambit of crime. In committing an act of actual body harm, the ‘means rea’ may be one of recklessness rather than intention. When we…