Fairly well settled that to base conviction solely on the circumstantial evidence, unless chain of circumstances is established conviction cannot be recorded  SC – Allowing the appeal against the Delhi HC judgment, the Hon’ble SC held that the evidence on record is not sufficient to bring home the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt. Though the doctor has opined in the post-mortem report the cause of death is asphyxia, if totality of evidence on record is considered motive is not established and it is totally unnatural for the appellant-mother to kill her own baby by strangulation.

There was a possibility of natural death of the baby. It is fairly well settled that to base conviction solely on the circumstantial evidence, unless chain of circumstances is established conviction cannot be recorded.

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