Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)
Chapter 26 : Competent Verdicts
270. Offences not specified in this Chapter
If the evidence on a charge for any offence not referred to in the preceding sections of this Chapter does not prove the commission of the offence so charged but proves the commission of an offence which by reason of the essential elements of that offence is included in the offence so charged, the accused may be found guilty of the offence so proved.