Category Archives: Indian Penal Code ( IPC )

The Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860 is the main criminal code of India. It is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. The code was drafted in 1860 on the recommendations of first law commission of India established in 1834 under the Chairmanship of Lord Macauley. It came into force in the year 1862. The Code has since been amended several times and is now supplemented by other criminal provisions.

A motor truck was being driven by ‘A’ who had no license for driving. ‘B’ who was the driver of the truck was sitting by the side of ‘A’. The truck, while being thus driven, struck a telegraph pole and hit a passer-by, whose one leg…

Question: A motor truck was being driven by ‘A’ who had no license for driving. ‘B’ who was the driver of the truck was sitting by the side of ‘A’. The truck, while being thus driven, struck a telegraph pole and hit a passer-by, whose one leg got crushed and had to be amputated to save his life.… Read More »

Accused A demanded some money from the deceased B which the latter owed him. The deceased promised to pay later on and the accused A thereupon kicked him twice on the abdomen and the deceased collapsed. Has A committed…

Question: Accused A demanded some money from the deceased B which the latter owed him. The deceased promised to pay later on and the accused A thereupon kicked him twice on the abdomen and the deceased collapsed. Has A committed the offence of either ‘murder’ or ‘culpable homicide? If not, then what offence, if any, has been committed… Read More »

A gave a severe beating to B who fell down and became unconscious. Thinking that B had died ‘A’ took away B and placed him on the railway line so that B’s body be crushed under the train. This was done by A in order to give it a colour of suicide…

Question: A gave a severe beating to B who fell down and became unconscious. Thinking that B had died ‘A’ took away B and placed him on the railway line so that B’s body be crushed under the train. This was done by A in order to give it a colour of suicide and conceal his involvement. The… Read More »

A, a police officer tortures B to induce him to point out where certain stolen property is deposited. Subsequently, A was prosecuted under Section 330, I.P.C. A takes the defence during the trial that he cannot be convicted under Section 330, as his torture was not for extorting confession and Section 330, I.P.C…

Question: A, a police officer tortures B to induce him to point out where certain stolen property is deposited. Subsequently, A was prosecuted under Section 330, I.P.C. A takes the defence during the trial that he cannot be convicted under Section 330, as his torture was not for extorting confession and Section 330, I.P.C. can be invoked only… Read More »

A beats B in such a manner that he permanently loses sight of his left eye but it does not affect his right eye. Is A guilty of the offence of voluntarily causing hurt’ punishable under Section 323 or…

Question: A beats B in such a manner that he permanently loses sight of his left eye but it does not affect his right eye. Is A guilty of the offence of voluntarily causing hurt’ punishable under Section 323 or ‘voluntarily causing grievous hurt’ punishable under Section 325, I.P.C. Find the answer to the mains question only on… Read More »

‘R’ a girl, refused to marry her boyfriend ‘S’, resulting in his depression. ‘N’, a friend of ‘S’, suggested he take revenge with an intention that `S’ will come out of shock, ‘N’ provided ‘S’ a bottle of liquid believing it like acid. `S’ mistook `P’ to be ‘R’ in darkness…

Question: ‘R’ a girl, refused to marry her boyfriend ‘S’, resulting in his depression. ‘N’, a friend of ‘S’, suggested he take revenge with an intention that `S’ will come out of shock, ‘N’ provided ‘S’ a bottle of liquid believing it like acid. `S’ mistook `P’ to be ‘R’ in darkness and threw the liquid on ‘P’,… Read More »