Mere simple injuries would not absolve the conviction under Section 307 IPC: SC

The Supreme Court (SC), in an appeal filed by the accused against the order of conviction passed by the Bombay High Court, has held that merely because the complainant suffered simple injuries that does not absolve the accused from being convicted for the offence under Section 307, attempt to murder, of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC). The SC observed that an intention coupled with the overt act committed by the accused is important for conviction under Section 307 IPC. The SC while noting that the accused tried to assault the complainant with Gupti on his head held that such an overt act by the accused would be covered by Section 307 IPC.