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 throws acid on the right hand of B, an unmarried girl of 17 years, causing permanent disfiguration of her right hand. Did A cause grievous hurt to B defined under Section 320, I.P.C.? Give reasons.

Question: A throws acid on the right hand of B, an unmarried girl of 17 years, causing permanent disfiguration of her right hand. Did A cause grievous hurt to B defined under Section 320, I.P.C.? Give reasons. Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [A throws acid on the right hand of B, an… Read More »

A commits rape on a girl aged 10 years. Can A be awarded life imprisonment or can A be given imprisonment for 5 years? Give reasons and also mention the relevant provision.

Question: A commits rape on a girl aged 10 years. Can A be awarded life imprisonment or can A be given imprisonment for 5 years? Give reasons and also mention the relevant provision. [UPHJS 1996] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [A commits rape on a girl aged 10 years. Can A be… Read More »

A and B steal some fruits in large quantities from an orchard. When both of them were stealing the fruits C suddenly appears there…knock him down senseless with a stick. What offence has been committed by A and B? Give reasons and also refer to relevant provision and case law, if any, on the point.

Question: A and B steal some fruits in large quantities from an orchard. When both of them were stealing the fruits C suddenly appears there. On seeing C, A and B knock him down senseless with a stick. What offence has been committed by A and B? Give reasons and also refer to relevant provision and case law,… Read More »

Offence of abetment | A with the intention of murdering Z, persuades B, a child of 6 years to put poison in the food of Z. B does so, which results in Z’s death. What offence, if any, has been committed in the case?

Question: Offence of abetment | A with the intention of murdering Z, persuades B, a child of 6 years to put poison in the food of Z. B does so, which results in Z’s death. What offence, if any, has been committed in the case? [Bihar APO 1985 W.B.J.S. 1997] Find the answer to the mains question only… Read More »

A causes hurt to B. Consequently B was unable to follow his ordinary pursuits for two weeks. Has A caused simple hurt defined under Section 319 or grievous hurt defined under Section 320 of I.P.C.? Give reasons.

Question: A causes hurt to B. Consequently B was unable to follow his ordinary pursuits for two weeks. Has A caused simple hurt defined under Section 319 or grievous hurt defined under Section 320 of I.P.C.? Give reasons. [UPHJS 2007, CGJ 2007, MPCJ, 2012] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [A causes hurt… Read More »

A, under the influence of passion excited by a provocation given by B, kills C intentionally. Has A committed any offence?

Question: A, under the influence of passion excited by a provocation given by B, kills C intentionally. Has A committed any offence? [UPHJS 2018 D.J.S. 1989, H.R.J.S. 1995(I) U.P.C.J. 2001] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [A, under the influence of passion excited by a provocation given by B, kills C intentionally. Has… Read More »

Define Abduction. How does it differ from Kidnapping?

Question: Define Abduction. How does it differ from Kidnapping? [U.P.C.J. 2003, U.P.H.J.S. 2014, R.J.S. 2014, CGJ 2004] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [Define Abduction. How does it differ from Kidnapping?] Answer Section 362 deals with Abduction. It states, “Whoever by force compels, or by any deceitful means induces, any person to go… Read More »

Offence of Extortion | A causes hurt to B. B threatens A that he will initiate a criminal case against him if he does not give Rs. 50,000 to him (B). As a result of such threatening, A gives the said amount to B. Is B guilty of the offence of extortion?

Question: Offence of Extortion | A causes hurt to B. B threatens A that he will initiate a criminal case against him if he does not give Rs. 50,000 to him (B). As a result of such threatening, A gives the said amount to B. Is B guilty of the offence of ‘extortion’? Give reasons and also refer… Read More »